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Land exchange proposal raises concerns (access required)

Tribal leaders are concerned promises made by a Treasure Valley developer who has proposed a land exchange with the Bureau of Land Management will interfere with their lands. “One of the frustrating points for us is that we learned about ...

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INL plans installation of ‘cool roofs’

Following a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy about the future implementation of cool roof technology on DOE facilities, Idaho National Laboratory has already taken steps toward making it a reality. “We decided even before the memo came ...

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GBAD chairman wants board to reverse vote on BCVB

The chairman of the Greater Boise Auditorium District is threatening to reverse his vote to give the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau three additional months to sort out its future because of “uncovered information that was misrepresented or not presented.” ...

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Baird Oil joins ethanol-blending program

Another Treasure Valley petroleum products distributor has given into the ethanol-blending program. Non-ethanol fuels represented a calling card of sorts for Baird Oil Co., a Nampa-based distributor of petroleum products. That changed July 1 when gasoline supplier Tesoro announced it ...

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Idaho’s education system lags in money, results (access required)

Some Idaho business leaders say they’re concerned about a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau that ranks Idaho 50th in per-pupil spending on K-12 education, but they’re troubled by a lot more than that. For one thing, students aren’t ...

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EPA cleared to clean up E. Idaho chemical containers

Federal environmental regulators have clearance to begin removing thousands of buckets and drums containing hazardous chemicals from a property in eastern Idaho. The Environmental Protection Agency began investigating the property last week. On July 19, the agency obtained a warrant ...

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