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Geothermal leasing changes mulled by state (access required)

Geothermal leases could generate more revenue for Idaho if four proposed statutory changes pass the state Legislature, proponents say. The proposals could increase revenue to endowment trusts and the state general fund, and provide more incentive to develop geothermal projects ...

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Health agents not among Idaho additions in 2010 (access required)

Idaho added securities brokers and insurance agents in 2010 as firms got more bullish. Business growth has been a bigger factor than health care reform on the insurance side so far. The state saw a nearly 11 percent increase in ...

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House panel endorses labor-related public works changes (access required)

The Idaho House State Affairs Committee on Feb. 16 voted to send two labor-related bills to the full House floor with a do-pass recommendation, committee Secretary Camille Luna said. The proposed Open Access to Work Act, Senate Bill 1006, would ...

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New Boundary County health center slated for next summer (access required)

Kaniksu Health Services, a community health clinic, is building a new health center in Bonners Ferry. The health center offers primary medical care for low-income families and individuals. The 9,000-square-foot-building will be called Boundary Regional Community Health Center and will ...

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Saint Alphonsus in new partnership with Oregon hospital (access required)

Saint Alphonsus Health System has signed an agreement with Grande Ronde Hospital to collaborate on patient services in La Grande, Ore. Both Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke’s Health System – also in Boise – had submitted proposals for the partnership. ...

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NRC gives approval on Areva Inc. environmental review (access required)

The proposed construction of a uranium enrichment facility outside of Idaho Falls at the Department of Energy site moved a step closer to being completed. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved Areva Inc.’s environmental review process, concluding the facility operation, as ...

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Imperial Oil shrinks Lewiston megaloads (access required)

Imperial Oil is modifying 33 of the 34 modules of equipment stored at the Port of Lewiston for eventual shipment to the Kearl oil sands project in Alberta, Canada. Company spokesman Pius Rolheiser said the work will reduce the modules’ ...

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