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Agco, College of Western Idaho, team up on training

Agricultural equipment maker Agco Corp. this month opened a regional training center at the College of Western Idaho Boise Diesel Technology Building, 1464 University Drive on the Boise State University Campus. Vocational programs moved from Boise State to Nampa-based CWI ...

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Consumer product makers have sugar they need, for now (access required)

Idaho Candy Co. President Dave Wagers now has the sugar he needs but has taken steps to make sure he has enough beyond this year. The Boise candy maker buys sugar wholesale from Amalgamated Sugar, on an annual contract traditionally, ...

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ConocoPhillips appeals Idaho judge’s wide-load ruling

Oil company ConocoPhillips is appealing an Idaho judge’s ruling this week that revoked special state permits allowing four oversized loads of oil refinery equipment through a federally protected river corridor. Opponents of the shipments on U.S. Highway 12 say the ...

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Idaho steps up efforts to increase childhood vaccinations (access required)

Idaho health officials are taking several important steps this year to raise the childhood vaccination rate, which is among the lowest in the country. A new Idaho Department of Health and Welfare rule due to be published Sept. 1 will ...

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Port of Lewiston benefits from oversized loads (access required)

Environmental risks and a lack of economic benefit to Idaho are among criticisms of proposals to haul oversized loads of oil equipment on U.S. 12 along the Clearwater and Lochsa rivers. A judge on Aug. 24 revoked special permits allowing ...

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Northern Idaho voters approve technical school levy

Residents of the Lakeland, Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls school districts voted Aug. 24 to approve a $9.5 million levy for a technical school. Kootenai Technical Education Center, or KTEC, will train welders, mechanics, builders and health workers. The project ...

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GE wind project adding to Idaho’s power capacity (access required)

Connecticut-based investor GE Energy Financial Services plans to start building 122 wind turbines this year in Idaho’s Magic Valley. The project will cost as much as $500 million and will yield about 24 permanent technician jobs, said Andy Katell, a ...

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Hospitals, physicians prepare for likely outcomes of health care reform (access required)

The leaders of insurers, hospitals and other businesses deeply invested in the outcome of health care reform are waiting to see what changes the complex bill will bring. Meanwhile, some sectors of the industry are already reshaping themselves to accommodate ...

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