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Horse racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law

A group seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho has accused the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of breaking state law while attempting to deter the success of their petition, adding they have alerted law enforcement officials to investigate. According to ...

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Idaho Power rate drop is likely larger for small business customers (access required)

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Idaho businesses that use Idaho Power are likely to a 4.5 percent to 6.6 percent reduction in their power costs starting June 1. There are three separate components to the rate reduction, explained Jordan Rodriguez, corporate communications specialist for Idaho ...

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Idaho Supreme Court rules on slip-and-fall lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court must once again review a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Walmart. The Idaho Statesman reports Diane Brooks sued the retail giant for negligence in November 2014 after slipping and falling in a ...

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Central Idaho county exploring public defense options

Blaine County commissioners say they are contemplating establishing an in-house office to provide representation for poor people caught in the criminal justice system. The discussion comes at a time when Idaho is facing a class-action lawsuit over allegations the state’s ...

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For the low-income, banks are moving out of reach (access required)

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Banking isn’t easy if you’re poor. Nationwide, checking accounts are getting more expensive and fees are getting harder to avoid, according to the most recent MoneyRates.com Checking Account Fee Survey. “Compared with five years ago, monthly maintenance fees are up ...

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Breakfast Series report: Agriculture in Idaho

Agriculture contributes $3 billion to Idaho’s economy, making up 5 percent of the total state gross domestic product. Idaho is ranked first in the nation in the production of potatoes and barley, and fourth in the nation for milk and ...

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Fire damages lodge at Idaho’s famed Sun Valley ski resort

A raging fire at a base lodge at Idaho’s famed Sun Valley Resort ski area heavily damaged the building just days after the ski season ended, officials said April 19. Flames were shooting 30 feet from the roof of the ...

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Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses

Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company’s $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission issued the order last April 13 that ...

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