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Montana says Idaho company violated “bad actor” law

An Idaho company could be forced to pay the state of Montana more than $30 million in cleanup costs at three polluted mine sites before it can pursue two new projects proposed beneath a wilderness area, environmental regulators said March ...

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Idaho House panel revives health care for the poor proposal

An Idaho health care proposal to provide insurance to the needy that was deemed dead for the year by legislative leaders has been given a second chance at life. In a surprise move, Republican Rep. Christy Perry on March 19 ...

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Idaho lawmakers OK adult scholarship bill

A proposal that would funnel a portion of Idaho’s scholarship fund to help adults finish their undergraduate degrees is headed to the governor’s desk for consideration. House members narrowly approved advancing the legislation on March 19 after lengthy debate. This ...

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KeyBank Idaho has a new interim manager (access required)

KeyBank Idaho has a new interim Idaho market manager and market manager for Key Private Bank for the Idaho market after the departure of Darren Schuldheiss. The interim market manager and market manager for Key Private Bank is Jason Stoddard, ...

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Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition. The Portland, Oregon,-based chain said March 16 it made the decision after evaluating customer preferences. The company sells guns at nearly 45 of its 132 stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho ...

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U.S. Senate passes Crapo banking bill

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In a move intended to reduce regulations for smaller banks, the U.S. Senate on March 14 passed Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) with a bipartisan vote of 67 to 31. Crapo ...

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New Sunwest president to add downtown Boise branch

Sunwest Bank’s new president plans to expand the bank’s Idaho footprint. The Irvine, California, bank now has branches in Boise, Eagle, and Middleton, said Carson Lappetito, president and former chief operating officer. It obtained them in 2014 when Syringa Bank ...

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