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Group opposes proposed health law repeal

Main Street Alliance, a project of Idaho Community Action Network, is opposing attempts to repeal the health care law that was passed by Congress last year. The Idaho Congressional delegation opposes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The law, passed last ...

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Idaho unemployment exceeds U.S. average

Idaho unemployment increased from 9.4 percent in November to 9.5 percent in December, marking the first time in more than nine years the state rate exceeded the national rate. U.S. unemployment dropped four-tenths of a point to 9.4 percent. “The ...

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Nordstrom Rack considering Boise location

 Nordstrom Rack is considering opening its first Idaho store in Boise. According to the retailer, it is looking at 38,000-square-feet of space near the Boise Towne Square Mall on Milwaukee Street. Nordstrom Spokesman Colin Johnson said while no lease was in ...

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IACI to propose tax relief

The Idaho Legislature can help businesses gain traction in the sluggish economy, Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry President Alex LaBeau told the Legislature’s Economic Outlook & Revenue Assessment Committee Jan. 7. “What you do matters in business policy,” he ...

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SJC rules against banks on mortgage assignments

Tom Egan The Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a Land Court judge’s decision in U.S. Bank v. Ibanez invalidating foreclosure sales conducted by two plaintiff banks to which mortgages had been assigned. “We agree with the judge that the plaintiffs, ...

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State signs deal with feds over nuke fuel research

Idaho has agreed to allow the federal government to ship limited, research quantities of used nuclear fuel to the Idaho National Laboratory. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the deal Jan. 6 in a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Department ...

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Finance Dept. orders refunds by Fla. credit counselor

The Idaho Department of Finance penalized GHS Solutions LLC for offering credit counseling services without a license. Florida-based GHS agreed to refund $303,218.23 to Idaho customers who contracted with GHS when the company did not hold an Idaho license, the ...

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Copper thefts up at construction sites; abandoned homes

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is reporting an increase in copper thefts at abandoned homes and new construction sites. Property Crimes Detective Marc Bowman said thefts had been down for some time, but started to pick up again in October. ...

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