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Idaho is among top ten states for foreclosures

Idaho’s foreclosure rates last year put the state among the Top 10 nationwide. The RealtyTrac Year-End U.S. Foreclosure market report, released Jan. 13, said almost 3 percent of all the housing units in Idaho received at least one foreclosure filing ...

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Idaho AG settles with two companies on Medicaid drug pricing

Warrick Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Schering-Plough Corp. (Merck & Co.) will pay $750,000 to resolve Idaho claims involving drug pricing. The recently settled case is part of a larger group of cases related to average wholesale drug prices and Medicaid, Idaho ...

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Energy research money preserved as stimulus dries up (access required)

A lack of federal economic-stimulus dollars this year will not impact the Center for Advanced Energy Studies if lawmakers approve Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s proposed Idaho General Fund budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. CAES would get ...

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Idaho revenue off mark; IRS delay may be culprit

Idaho tax revenue in December missed forecasts for the first time in months, potentially complicating Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s effort to craft a budget for the coming year if the trend continues. Still, Otter’s budget director, Wayne Hammon, said Wednesday ...

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Farm receipts surprisingly strong after wild-weather 2010

Hartman Farms, which produces onions and various seed crops near Parma, had a surprisingly strong 2010 despite some wild weather. “It was a difficult spring to get things started,” principal John Hartman said. “Considering the cool spring and summer, our ...

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ISU’s College of Technology receives a $1.2 million grant

Idaho State University’s General Education Department will receive $1.2 million from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation to encourage GED test-takers to continue their education at ISU. ISU is one of six Idaho colleges that received grant funding to encourage ...

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Texas health insurer ordered not to do business in Idaho (access required)

UPDATED (Updates to show Altrua plans to appeal) The Idaho Department of Insurance has ordered a faith-based “health share” company to cease doing business in Idaho. Austin, Texas-based Altrua HealthShare is a membership organization that bills itself as an alternative ...

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Coeur D’Alene-based Pita Pit seeks to expand (access required)

The Coeur d’Alene-based Pita Pit is looking for small business investors to create at least 25 new Pita Pit franchises around the country in the coming year. Vice president of corporate business Peter Riggs said he’s heard from many interested ...

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