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

Imperial Oil is postponing shipment of its maximum-sized “test module” on U.S. 12 through north central Idaho. The Idaho Transportation Department granted a request by Imperial Oil / Exxon Mobil to change the effective date of the over-legal load permit, ...

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Idaho gets mortgage-relief money (access required)

Idaho received $13 million to help unemployed and underemployed homeowners make mortgage payments. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved the state’s bid to administer HUD’s Emergency Homeowners Loan Program. The Idaho Housing and Finance Association is accepting ...

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Rural Idaho cities look at ways of attracting development, jobs (access required)

Patrick Nauman understands the challenges of operating a niche business in an Idaho community known for its agriculture ties. The co-owner of Weiser Classic Candy  in Weiser grew up in town, left for several years, only to return and fulfill his ...

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IMA study will help physicians lobby in Idaho (access required)

Idaho’s 2,400 office-based physicians supported 14,000 jobs and paid $1.9 billion in wages in 2009, according to a new study from the state’s physician interest group. The Idaho Medical Association commissioned the study on the physician practice landscape this year ...

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Onion prices well below 2010 levels (access required)

Onion prices have plunged after supplies started increasing recently. Nationally, onions sold for $9.90 per hundredweight in February compared to $34.20 in March 2010, said Vince Matthews, director of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Idaho Field Office in Boise. ...

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Business briefs (access required)

 Idaho Senate kills energy rebate extension, also dumps new wind size limits The Senate killed a measure to extend a sales tax rebate for alternative energy developements that dominated closed-door negotiations between utilities and wind developers for a month. The ...

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Railroad improvements planned in Idaho

Union Pacific Railroad is planning improvements to tracks, ties, crossings and other infrastructure across Idaho this year in anticipation of a railroad rebound from an economic lull. The work in Idaho is part of $3.2 billion in improvements the railroad ...

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IT contractor will recruit staff for new Idaho office (access required)

POD Inc., an information technology company based in Albuquerque, N.M., plans to recruit 10 to 20 people for a Boise office that will carry out work for the state of Idaho. The company has not yet signed an office lease, but ...

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