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Low runoff cuts hydroelectric power revenue forecasts

The Bonneville Power Administration has reduced its expectations for hydroelectric power revenue this year by more than $200 million because of new forecasts for a continued depressed runoff in the Columbia Basin. Based on the forecasts, Bonneville Power now estimates ...

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Human Rights Commission, Labor Dept. agree to merger

Idaho Human Rights Commission members have unanimously endorsed the proposed legislation merging the commission and the Idaho Department of Labor. In approving the plan at a special meeting on Feb. 3, the nine commissioners expressed confidence that the proposed merger ...

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Real estate agents still find residential field appealing (access required)

Picture the current residential real estate market: Thousands of homes around the nation are going into foreclosure every day. Real estate agents are spending long and frustrating days jousting with lenders to get short sales approved. Homes are selling for ...

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Bill seeks to rein in cities’ use of LIDs

An Idaho House committee will give a full hearing to a bill that would restrict cities’ use of local improvement districts to pay for infrastructure improvements without a vote by taxpayers, including the proposed streetcar project in downtown Boise. Rep. ...

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IPUC OKs sale of Coeur d’Alene water company

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved the sale of the Troy Hoffman Water Corp. to Dalton Square LLC, a light industrial property and residential apartment rental company based in Coeur d’Alene. The Troy Hoffman Water Corp, formerly owned by ...

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Home Federal Bancorp sees loss in 4Q

Home Federal Bancorp officials reported a $300,000-plus loss in the final quarter of 2009, while focusing on the absorption of its purchase of Oregon-based Community First Bank. “The integration of our Central Oregon Region was a focus of the quarter, ...

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