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Idaho unemployed receive extended benefits as job market stays tough (access required)

When extended federal unemployment benefits expired at the end of May, about 4,400 unemployed Idahoans stopped receiving benefits the first week. About 1,500 people per week were impacted thereafter. Now that Congress has restored extended unemployment benefits, people who haven’t ...

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Board cuts off money to Boise visitors bureau

The three members of the Greater Boise Auditorium District’s board of directors didn’t want to hear any more. They didn’t want further explanation from auditors. They didn’t want any more replies or excuses in response to their concerns. They didn’t ...

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GBAD chairman wants board to reverse vote on BCVB

The chairman of the Greater Boise Auditorium District is threatening to reverse his vote to give the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau three additional months to sort out its future because of “uncovered information that was misrepresented or not presented.” ...

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Future of Eagle city hall uncertain

In Eagle, the future of City Hall remains in question, specifically because of its high operating costs. Now a task force is proposing four options that could save thousands of dollars annually. In 2009, Eagle was forced to slash its ...

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Big pharma pays Idaho $106K to settle fraud claims (access required)

Idaho just got a $106,648 check, courtesy of a big drug company targeted in a nationwide Medicaid fraud allegations for its allegedly illegal efforts to boost the sale of a painkiller. Alpharma Inc., a unit of Bristol, Tenn.-based King Pharmaceuticals ...

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