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Union Pacific mending Idaho rails; $23 million job (access required)

Union Pacific is putting millions into track repairs around the state. Work replacing ties and track, and resurfacing, or replacing, 80 crossings got going a few weeks ago and will continue through at least the end of the year, said ...

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Pouring cold water on the ‘hot coffee’ lawsuit legend (access required)

When trial lawyer Susan Saladoff decided to stop practicing law in 2009, it wasn’t because she was tired of the civil justice system. It was because she wanted to raise awareness about it. So she became a documentary filmmaker. “I ...

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Pharmacy robberies are sweeping the United States

A wave of pharmacy robberies is sweeping the United States as desperate addicts and ruthless dealers turn to violence to feed the nation’s growing hunger for narcotic painkillers. From Redmond, Wash., to St. Augustine, Fla., criminals are holding pharmacists at ...

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Crapo, Risch geothermal bill aims to establish no-bid geothermal leasing (access required)

An effort to keep speculators out of the geothermal land leasing game, and lower costs for legitimate producers, is underway in Washington, D.C. Republican Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch on June 6 introduced the “Geothermal Production Expansion Act of ...

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A ‘new normal’ for wild horse management (access required)

The poor economy has squelched demand for the nation’s wild horses, but the horses continue to multiply. So the Bureau of Land Management is stepping up birth control and experimenting with other forms of keeping the population down. The BLM ...

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Rocky Mountain Power outlook: Coal on the outs, gas in (access required)

Rocky Mountain Power plans to crank down coal-fired power over the next eight years while ramping up on the natural gas side. The utility serving 70,000 people in eastern Idaho, along with 1.5 million more in neighboring states, plans to ...

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NAI Boise office could benefit from C-III deal (access required)

C-III Capital Partners’ planned acquisition of the NAI Global commercial real estate services company is expected to provide some additional business for NAI’s Boise affiliate. “The reason it’s good news for us is increased deal flow,” said Ron Stratton, Certified ...

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New York lawmaker pushes for national handheld phone driving ban (access required)

New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy has introduced legislation that would standardize the nation’s laws regarding using a handheld device while driving. Known as the Safe Drivers Act of 2011, McCarthy’s bill would ban using a handheld device, including making ...

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Micron slides on weak PC sales; third quarter disappointing (access required)

Micron Technology posted third-quarter revenues well below some analysts’ expectations due to continuing soft PC sales. Revenue for the quarter totaled $2.14 billion; analysts polled by Bloomberg had anticipated $2.38 billion. Demand for Dynamic random access memory, or DRAM, one ...

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