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Bayer/P4 now a defendant in Caldwell Canyon lawsuit (access required)

The former Monsanto phosphoric acid plant, now owned and operated by the P4 subsidiary of Bayer AG, north of Soda Springs.

P4 Productions LLC is now an intervenor defendant in the lawsuit seeking to halt the development of P4’s Caldwell Canyon Mine. The original filing of the lawsuit was on April 27. The three environmental action groups who are the plaintiffs ...

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Idaho’s $4.25 million grant to create 750 apprentices (access required)

COVID-19 has not prevented the Idaho Department of Labor (IDOL) from pursuing one of the state’s biggest labor issues from before the pandemic. Before COVID-19 created a major distraction for most of 2020, one of the biggest topics for Idaho ...

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ITD saves $41 million in bond refinancing (access required)

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Refinancing existing debt in the wake of the COVID-19-fueled interest rate crash of 2020 turned into a bonanza for property owners in the nine months that followed. It also created savings for municipalities, counties and taxing entities in Idaho. Now ...

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The seven-year itch: Idaho highway planning (access required)

The recently completed overpass on Idaho Highway 41.

The Idaho Transportation Department unveiled a document on July 1 outlining the next seven years of proposed state transportation projects, which will be funded by both federal highway money and more than $1.6 billion in Idaho-backed bonds. ITD also requested ...

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Governor taps Idaho National Guard for firefighting

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday mobilized the Idaho National Guard to help fight wildfires amid an ongoing drought and extreme heat. The Republican governor issued an emergency declaration allowing soldiers to help fight fires on ...

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Michael Dean appointed to magistrate bench

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The Magistrates Commission for the Fourth Judicial District, comprised of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley counties, appointed attorney Michael Dean to the magistrate bench in Ada County. He will fill an open position previously held by retired Judge Lynnette McHenry. ...

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Group forms to preserve state-owned lands around McCall

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new conservation group has formed hoping to preserve state-owned land around Payette Lake in west-central Idaho where a private company has proposed a huge land swap that could lead to developing much of that land ...

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Northern Idaho’s housing costs drive away police recruits

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — High housing prices in northern Idaho are making it difficult to attract police officers, law enforcement officials say. Coeur d’Alene Police Capt. Dave Hagar tells the Coeur d’Alene Press that low crime rates and an ...

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Stakeholders to fund $7 million Boise aquatics facility (access required)

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Aquatics stakeholders are planning to fund a new pool facility in Boise for public and competitive use. Idaho Competitive Aquatics, the Greater Boise Aquatics Foundation and The Greater Boise Auditorium District have currently secured about $7 million for an indoor, ...

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