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PUC sees flurry of post-moratorium wind pacts (access required)

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is considering numerous proposed sales agreements submitted after the effective date of a temporary moratorium on large-scale wind power development. Idaho Power, Avista and Rocky Mountain Power contend large companies have been dividing wind projects ...

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Homebuilders target infill sites, revamped subdivisions (access required)

Patrick Harper, his wife Christine Hall, and their two children wanted to move from one house in north Boise to another so they could cut maintenance costs while remaining in the older neighborhood. But they couldn’t find one that combined ...

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INL’s $23 million research and demo lab a ‘golden’ project (access required)

An extensive new Energy Systems Laboratory at the Idaho National Laboratory could help revolutionize alternative energy. “The vision began three years ago to have three energy programs in one location, which required more space,” said Steven Aumeier, director of INL’s ...

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Imperial Oil delays U.S 12 megaload test (access required)

(Updates to add additional sources) Imperial Oil postponed shipment of its test module on U.S. 12 to the Montana line, originally scheduled to leave the Port of Lewiston March 7. The test module is built to represent the maximum weight ...

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State’s lawsuit says Coeur d’Alene man owes investors millions (access required)

The state of Idaho has filed suit against a northern Idaho man who allegedly stole about $1.3 million from seven investors over the last few years. Keith Mitchell of Coeur d’Alene is accused of violating the registration and anti-fraud provisions ...

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Biomark receives permit to renovate downtown Boise building (access required)

Biomark could soon call a former warehouse near the Boise Library home. On Mar. 7, Boise’s Planning and Zoning Commission granted a conditional use permit to the Boise-based company that would allow it to relocate into the estimated 15,000-square-foot building ...

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Unemployment rate stable for third month (access required)

Although Idaho saw a modest increase in jobs in February, the state still had four unemployed people for every job opening, according to the latest report from the state Labor Department. Idaho added about 2,000 private sector jobs, many in ...

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Norco to supply nitrogen to Pocatello Hoku plant (access required)

Boise-based Norco has entered into an agreement to supply nitrogen to Pocatello’s Hoku facility. Norco President Ned Pontious said Norco, which supplies welding, safety, medical and gas supplies, will manufacture high-purity nitrogen on Hoku’s property. Construction of a 4,000-square-foot plant ...

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Gratuity sales tax disappears if bill passes (access required)

Restaurant gratuities would not be subject to sales tax if the Idaho Legislature approves House Bill 213. It would amend a statute to clarify the sales price will not include a gratuity or tip when serving meals, and thus define ...

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