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Bonneville Co. tables Ridgeline wind project after appeal (access required)

Wind energy developer Ridgeline Energy appealed a Planning & Zoning Commission rejection to the Bonneville County Commission Oct. 26 in Idaho Falls. Seattle-based Ridgeline proposes a 75-turbine, 135-megawatt project on part of a 10,000-acre site it leases 15 miles east of ...

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McCall Chamber of Commerce still without director

McCall’s Chamber of Commerce continues to work without an executive director after unexpected health problems forced Tim Cochrane to resign in mid-September. Chamber spokeswoman Judi Woods confirmed Cochrane’s resignation is permanent, but declined to reveal the nature of his medical issues. ...

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Department of Energy extends waste-handling contract (access required)

The U.S. Department of Energy extended a contract to keep mixed-waste work going at Idaho National Laboratory. Bechtel BWXT Idaho holds the contract to manage the Advanced Mixed-Waste Treatment Project which had expired Oct. 1. The Department of Energy extended ...

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DentaQuest restores Idaho dentists cut from program

The private contractor hired to oversee Idaho’s dental program for Medicaid clients has agreed to reach out to dozens of dentists around the state whose contracts for providing care were not renewed. The decision to reopen the contract process comes ...

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Idaho to collect $1.65M in drug pricing settlement

The Idaho attorney general’s office has announced a $1.65 million settlement with a generic drug maker over pricing, but nearly 70 percent of the money goes to the federal government. Idaho Medicaid primarily uses the “average wholesale prices” of drugs ...

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Dental subcontractor to meet with state officials (access required)

DentaQuest President Steven Pollock will meet Idaho leaders Tuesday to sort out the state’s Medicaid dental coverage problems. The problems surfaced after Boston-based DentaQuest, a network subcontractor for Idaho, dropped 150 dentists from its provider list to try and reduce ...

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Idaho may avoid depths of ‘sloppy paperwork’ probe (access required)

Attorney Brian Webb admits he’s somewhat of a rarity. An associate with Angstman Johnson Law Firm in Boise, Webb serves at times as a defense attorney for distressed homeowners and at other times, creditors. These days, though, he’s receiving more ...

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Decision about Tamarack remains in judge’s hands (access required)

Tamarack Resort’s future remains uncertain despite two days of hearings with U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Judge Terry Meyers. No decision was made about appointing a chief restructuring officer to oversee the resort’s sale. Persons near the case speculated Meyers would appoint ...

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