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California moves to require solar panels on all new homes

Jumping out ahead of the rest of the country, California on May 9 moved to require solar panels on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020. The new building standard — unanimously approved by the five-member California ...

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Utility commission OKs new rate class for solar power users

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has signed off on a plan to move Idaho Power customers who generate their own solar electricity to a new rate class. The regulatory commission also on May 9 ordered Idaho Power to study those ...

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North Idaho Dermatology triples in size (access required)

The largest dermatology practice in northern Idaho is building a three-story structure nearly three times the size of its existing office on an adjacent lot in Coeur d’Alene. North Idaho Dermatology started construction on the $6 million, 27,400-square foot building ...

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Rupert will renovate its famous town square (access required)

The city of Rupert will refashion its eponymous Rupert Square over the next year to improve the downtown setting for staged shows and sidewalk dining. First will come a public restroom, something Rupert Square has been lacking since the Minidoka ...

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Officials consider spending $11M on crowded Caldwell jail

Idaho county officials are considering spending $11 million for steel trailers to house female inmates at a crowded Caldwell detention center. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported May 2 that Canyon County officials are looking at installing temporary inmate housing in the ...

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