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Solar power deal involving Idaho homeowners reached

An Idaho utility has reached an agreement involving paying homeowners who generate electricity with rooftop solar panels and other renewable energy methods. Idaho Power and the staff of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission on Friday submitted the agreement to the ...

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Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state’s large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ...

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Mining company wants Idaho tribe’s lawsuit put on hold

A Canadian company hoping to mine for gold in central Idaho wants a lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe requesting that the site be cleaned up to be put on hold. British Columbia-based Midas Gold said in court documents ...

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Caregivers face increasing challenges in already tough job

JEROME, Idaho (AP) — Terri Van Zante left a full-time job making $12 per hour so she could take care of her mom. The good news: The state pays for her work. The bad news: It ends up being about ...

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City of Boise opens first school-based community center in West Ada School District

Boise Parks and Recreation has opened the department’s first school-based community center in the West Ada School District. The community center is located at McMillan Elementary School (10901 W McMillan Rd.) and will serve students in first through fifth grade ...

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Former Idaho GOP chairman proposes plea agreement

The former chairman of the Idaho Republican Party has agreed to plead guilty to stalking his estranged wife and unlawfully entering the home of a female colleague in exchange for three other charges being dropped by prosecutors. The Idaho Statesman reports Jonathan ...

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Court date set over Idaho lawmakers, treasurer office space

Idaho legislative leaders have filed a civil lawsuit against the treasurer over the use of office space at the state capitol building. An Oct. 31 hearing was scheduled to decide if state Treasurer Julie Ellsworth could stay in the capitol ...

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U of I receives $1 Million gift to support new meat science facility

A University of Idaho campaign to create a new meat science center advanced another major step thanks to a $1 million gift from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation. The Agri Beef Meat Science and Innovation Center Honoring Ron Richard will ...

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Lamb Weston: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $115.7 million. The Eagle, Idaho-based company said it had net income of 79 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate ...

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Boise Public Library drops overdue fines

The Boise Public Library will no longer charge fines for overdue materials. The change went into effect on Oct. 1. The Boise Public Library Board of Trustees approved the fine-free policy at their board meeting on April 11; it was ...

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