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U.S. Ecology continues North America expansion

The Boise-based radioactive and hazardous waste company U.S. Ecology is buying a Canadian waste company with 150 workers and revenues of $37.4 million as it continues to increase its geographic reach. U.S. Ecology signed the purchase agreement Sept. 13 to ...

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GBAD backs out of talks, mayor ‘deeply disappointed’ (access required)

The Greater Boise Auditorium District has backed out of plans to sit down with leaders of the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau a week after the Boise City Council hesitantly budgeted $10,000 for professional talks between the feuding groups. A ...

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Airports could get development help if bond amendment passes (access required)

Lewiston officials aim to add sufficient water and sewer infrastructure to the local airport’s south side to attract industrial development, Mayor Kevin Poole said. Businesses would lease ground from the airport and pay taxes on the value of the business ...

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Tamarack Resort foreclosure trial to begin Monday (access required)

The first phase of the foreclosure trial against Tamarack Resort by Credit Suisse begins in Valley County on Monday. According to the Valley County clerk’s office, Fourth District Judge Patrick Owen will be presiding over the case which will take ...

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City of Ponderay proposes hotel tax

Residents in the northern Idaho town of Ponderay are set to vote on a proposed 5-percent bed tax for short-term motel and hotel visits. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that if it’s approved on Nov. 2, the tax would ...

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Otter: Idaho backs Arizona in immigration lawsuit

Idaho is backing Arizona’s law meant to curb illegal immigration. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said Friday he’s filed a court brief backing Arizona’s appeal with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Otter says states should be able to concurrently ...

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Nampa’s Amalgamated Sugar to expand (access required)

A two-year, $22.1 million construction project at Nampa’s Amalgamated Sugar plant has begun. Plant Manager Kent Quinney confirmed the company has begun installation of new sugar making equipment that is expected to increase sugar extraction from sugar beets at its ...

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