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Nampa CPA firm buys former Lloyd Lumber cabinet shop (access required)

Principals in a downtown Nampa accounting firm bought one of the neighboring former Lloyd Lumber buildings to control what it is used for in the future. Downtown Plaza LLC purchased the 14,000-square-foot building at 116 14th Ave. S. at auction ...

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Lawmakers, Otter: Take federal money for exchange

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and many state lawmakers agree: Idaho would be shortsighted to pass up millions of federal dollars to help set up health insurance exchanges, because spurning the cash could mean Washington would impose a plan on Idaho ...

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Grant will help workers who lost jobs at Nampa beef plant (access required)

The Idaho Department of Labor has received $1.8 million from the federal government to help train about 250 workers who lost their jobs when the XL Four Star Beef plant in Nampa closed in June. The Department of Labor will ...

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BSU prof seeks boats for carbon monoxide testing (access required)

 A Boise State University professor wants to measure the carbon monoxide emitted from different types of motorboats to teach people about the dangers, introduce emissions rules, improve boat engineering, or all of the above.  But boats to test have been ...

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AstraZeneca to pay state of Idaho $2.5 million for overpricing (access required)

AstraZeneca has agreed to pay $2.5 million in a legal settlement with the state of Idaho over the cost of drugs for the state’s Medicaid program. The state bases its reimbursement rates to pharmacies for prescription drugs on the “average ...

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 Three states again ask for killing of sea lions Oregon, Washington state and Idaho have formally asked the federal government to resume killing sea lions that eat salmon at the Bonneville Dam. The application from the fish and wildlife agencies ...

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Struggling homeowners to gain rights under new Idaho law (access required)

Under an Idaho law that goes into effect Sept. 1, homeowners in default must receive more information than is now required. Under the law: • Lenders must notify borrowers in default that they may request a loan-modification review. • After ...

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Private jobs rose, government jobs fell in July (access required)

Cuts in government jobs kept Idaho’s unemployment rate stalled at 9.4 percent in July, unchanged from both June 2011 and July 2010. The state’s labor force, total employment and total unemployment all dropped from June to July of this year, ...

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Grants will fuel AmeriCorps projects (access required)

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism in the Idaho Department of Labor, will receive nearly $2 million in grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service to pay for AmeriCorps programs during the 2011-2012 program year. ...

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