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Fleet vehicle sales show signs of recovery (access required)

Steve and Vonda Johnson bucked the keep-and-fix trend last year when they bought two new cargo vans for their office-supply business, Paper Clips A’Mor. Paper Clips A’Mor, based in southwest Boise, has expanded its service area to include communities on ...

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Idaho banks beat U.S. averages in 2010 (access required)

Idaho banks fared better than those in much of the rest of the U.S. in 2010, state Department of Finance Director Gavin Gee said. Banks and credit unions in Idaho entered the recession better capitalized than those in many other ...

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Judge removes stay on AEHI’s assets

Eagle-based Alternate Energy Holdings can resume business operations after a federal judge released the company’s assets. On Feb. 3, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge ruled while the freeze is lifted, AEHI must report any monthly expenditures over $2,500 to ...

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Education chairman: Job cuts or salary cuts are inevitable (access required)

Lawmakers probably have no choice but to cut teacher salaries or to cut teaching positions this year, said Sen. John Goedde, chairman of the Legislature’s Senate Education Committee. Goedde’s committee will start taking public testimony on a proposed Department of ...

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Wine grapes, vines weather cold so far (access required)

A mild winter and the recent cold snap should not hurt the state’s wine grapes and vines. Winemakers in two parts of Idaho report the regions have been spared the harsh cold felt in the northwest, but colder days are ...

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Traffic congestion inevitable even as new lanes are added to roadways (access required)

Traffic congestion may be inevitable along I-84 even as new highway projects have been designed to reduce back-ups. Greg Laragan, Idaho Transportation Department chief engineer of highway operations, said when lanes are added to a freeway, more people gravitate toward ...

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Idaho looks at tweaking water-quality policy

A bill in the Idaho Legislature would align state and federal requirements designed to protect water quality in response to a recent federal lawsuit. House Bill 42 accompanies a pending rule laying out the process the Idaho Department of Environmental ...

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SEC: AEHI execs used company as ‘personal piggy bank’

Securities regulators say court-ordered discovery into a small would-be Idaho nuclear plant developer’s activities strengthen their claims that its executives treated the company “as their own personal piggy bank.” Securities and Exchange Commission lawyers filed documents about Alternate Energy Holdings ...

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