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Unemployment hits 9 percent

Idaho unemployment increased a tenth of a percentage point from August to September, to 9 percent. For the person seeking a job in the state, “there is not much change from the month before,” Idaho Department of Labor spokesman Bob ...

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Coeur d’Alene tribe gets federal hospital funding

A northern Idaho American Indian tribe is getting nearly $12 million from the federal government to help it build a new hospital. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe in Plummer plans to use the money to expand the Benewah Medical Center. It ...

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Notice of defaults up in Ada and Canyon County (access required)

Notices of defaults are up across the Treasure Valley. According to new numbers from IdahoDataProviders, a Meridian company that tracks foreclosure listings, filings were up a staggering 46 percent in Canyon County from August, with 342 notices in September. That ...

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BofA halts foreclosure sales in 50 states

Bank of America Corp., the nation’s largest bank, said Friday it would stop sales of foreclosed homes in all 50 states as it reviews potential flaws in foreclosure documents. A week earlier, the company had said it would only stop ...

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Rates drop for most Intermountain Gas customers

Lower demand for natural gas, ample amounts in storage and below-normal wholesale prices mean most Intermountain Gas Co. customers will pay less over the next year. Customers on Oct. 1 started paying 1.6 percent less, or 90 cents on average, ...

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Chief restructuring officer for Tamarack could be appointed Oct. 12 (access required)

A chief restructuring officer for Tamarack Resort could be appointed as early as Oct. 12. Attorney Randy French, who is representing Tamarack in the federal bankruptcy case, said while the date has been set, the judge may take additional time in appointing a new officer. ...

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Warm Springs Golf Course gets new maintenance building (access required)

A new maintenance facility will be built at Warm Springs Golf Course in Boise. The 7,500-square-foot building will include a wash station, fuel tanks, offices, break room, mechanic shop, restrooms and storage space. Total buildings costs are $472,016 according to ...

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Upgrade planned for Shoshone Falls power plant (access required)

The hydroelectric power generation plant near the Shoshone Falls will get an upgrade, beginning in 2013. The upgrade will affect power generation without changing the falls’ scenic views. The project, identified as a “run of the river” project, will maintain ...

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Four Idaho banks hang on to federal TARP money (access required)

Leaders from the four Idaho-based banks that took money from the federal government as part of the $700 billion financial rescue of 2008 say they’re not ready to give it back. The four banks received a combined $62 million as ...

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