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Hayden archery company sues Cabela’s, Smith & Wesson over patent claims (access required)

A Hayden company that makes equipment to help archers dampen vibrations is suing several national companies for selling products it claims were falsely advertised. Bowjax Inc. filed a lawsuit in Idaho federal court Dec. 16 against Smith & Wesson of ...

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U.S. Silver contests citations in fatal mine accident

U.S. Silver is contesting a federal agency’s report that blames management in an accident that killed a miner in June. Timothy Bush, 29, died June 18 of blunt force trauma after loose rock fell on him as he was working ...

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Tax commission chief under conflict cloud

Idaho Tax Commission employees say commission Chairman Royce Chigbrow intervened on behalf of his son’s accounting firm over objections from agency workers, according to e-mails and other documents obtained by the Associated Press. The heavily redacted documents were among those ...

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IP, Boise launch home energy audits (access required)

Idaho Power checked energy efficiency on 22 Boise homes in November, and expects to audit 650 homes before the company finishes the program. About $2.1 million of the $8.24 million the City of Boise received in direct stimulus grants is ...

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More traffic roundabouts planned in Ada County

Ada County Highway District approved its policy this past week for future design, layout, and development of roundabouts throughout the county to better direct developers, cities and consultants on how to design safe roundabouts. “Roundabouts have been around for a ...

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Computers for kids runs out of material

The Boise-based non-profit Computers for Kids has run out of donated hardware for a first time ever. “We’ve had such large demand for this Christmas season,” said Scott Butler, the group’s bookkeeper, Dec. 17. “We’re just not used to that.” ...

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Micron’s record year gives execs a boost (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. achieved record highs in revenue, income and cash flows in 2010, and the company’s top executives were rewarded for it. Company leaders received bonuses to make up for pay cuts in late 2008 and early 2009, and ...

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Charges filed against AEHI executives

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an Idaho company with fraudulently raising money to build a $10 billion nuclear power plant. The SEC on Dec. 16 also asked a court to freeze the assets of Alternate Energy Holdings Inc., ...

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Potato stocks hit 21-year low (access required)

Idaho potato stocks hit a 21-year low this month, squeezing business for Driscoll Potatoes Inc. “We have a limited amount of supply, and if we push too hard, we could run out,” General Manager Gabriel Boldt said. American Falls-based Driscoll ...

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