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Idaho finds ‘reasonable variances’ in oil, gas well numbers

An investigation by Idaho officials into a Texas-based oil company’s production reporting from nine natural gas and oil wells in southwestern Idaho has found what state officials describe as reasonable variances. Idaho Department of Lands investigator Dave Schwarz told the ...

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Litehouse expands eastward with food company purchase

Litehouse Inc., a Sandpoint, Idaho-based maker of refrigerated salad dressings, dips, cheese, freeze-dried herbs and packaged goods, will invest $46 million to buy and expand Sky Valley Foods and establish its first East Coast production facility in Virginia, a transaction ...

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Analysis: Boise’s boom may not be sustainable — and Idaho’s education system is part of problem

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on May 28, 2019 Boise’s economic boom might not be sustainable — and Idaho’s educational system poses part of the problem. That sobering analysis comes from The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C. think tank. In a ...

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Idaho Supreme Court: No cap on awards for whistleblowers

There is no cap on how much money juries can award whistleblowers who successfully sue their employers, the Idaho Supreme Court said in a unanimous ruling. Idaho’s tort claim law limits the amount of money that can be awarded to ...

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Idaho, Oregon OK water certifications for hydroelectric dams

Idaho and Oregon have completed key elements in a process that will allow the license renewal for a major hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border, an Idaho utility said Tuesday. Idaho Power said the two states ...

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USDA says states can’t block hemp transports

photo of industrial hemp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says states can’t block the interstate transportation of hemp, but law enforcement in Idaho says it won’t follow those guidelines. Hemp doesn’t get a person high, but it still contains trace amounts of the chemical ...

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Experts Forum Report – Opportunity Zones

Introduction A provision of the jobs and tax cut act passed in December 2017, Opportunity Zones offer governors the chance to designate low-income census tracts for a federal tax incentive, and hopefully, boost development as a result. Under the rule, ...

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Idaho, Oregon senators seek to help with rural timber losses

U.S. senators from Idaho and Oregon on Thursday touted legislation they introduced to create an endowment to replace revenue lost by rural counties due to declines in timber cutting on federal lands. Republicans Jim Risch and Mike Crapo of Idaho ...

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Investment group plans redevelopment of Idaho mall (access required)

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A California-based investment group is planning to spend more than $30 million to redevelop an Idaho mall, adding multifamily housing and a hotel to the site. Idaho Press reported Thursday that Rhino Investments purchased Karcher Mall ...

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