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Beef cattle feedlot settles with state in air pollution case

A company that operates a beef cattle feedlot in southeastern Washington has reached a settlement with the state over a charge of failing to manage air pollution. Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and spend at ...

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China-US trade dispute looms over Montana beef export deal

A brewing trade war between China and the U.S. comes at an inopportune time for Montana ranchers, who are seeking to close a multi-year deal to export up to $200 million of beef through China’s largest online retailer, industry representatives ...

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Fines paid by US agency over nuke waste surpass $3.5M

Fines paid by the U.S. Department of Energy to Idaho for missing a deadline to get radioactive liquid waste out of underground storage tanks have surpassed $3.5 million and the money could be used for enhanced monitoring of a huge ...

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POWER Engineers designs renewable energy storage system for California utility (access required)

photo of battery storage system

An Idaho company has received several awards for designing one of the nation’s largest energy storage systems. The Pomona Energy Storage Facility, owned and operated by AltaGas with its natural-gas fired peaking power plant in the Los Angeles Basin, is ...

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Boise State’s Kevin Satterlee to lead Idaho State University

The Idaho State Board of Education has selected Kevin Satterlee as the next president of Idaho State University. Satterlee has worked in higher education in Idaho for more than 20 years, most recently as chief operating officer, vice president and ...

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Woman sues Idaho fertility doctor for using his own sperm

A Washington state woman is suing an Idaho fertility doctor after discovering through an online ancestry website that the man had secretly fathered her. Kelli Rowlette and the parents who raised her, Sally Ashby and her then-husband Howard Fowler, filed ...

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Study: landlords might be falling short on screening renters

More than half of all landlords don’t conduct credit checks on their renters, according to a national study. The Real Property Management franchise surveyed 290 landlords nationally in January for its research, which was carried out by the Boston firm ...

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