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Ex-construction lobby chief convicted of fraud

A highway construction company owner who once led one of Idaho’s most-powerful building groups was convicted Sept. 19 of 22 criminal counts, including filing false tax returns and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. of millions of dollars. Elaine Martin, of ...

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Senate passes bill to avert helium shortage

The Senate has approved a bill to avert an impending shutdown of the federal helium reserve, a key supplier of the lighter-than-air gas used in a wide range of products, from party balloons to MRI machines. The Federal Helium Program, ...

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Idaho nuke workers sue fed agency over records

Two workers at the Idaho National Laboratory have sued the U.S. Department of Energy under the Freedom of Information Act, claiming they were wrongly denied documentation about an accident in which they were exposed to plutonium. Brian Simmons and Ralph ...

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Signs going up for more 80 mph zones in Utah

Get ready to rev your engine if you’re driving onto rural Utah interstates: Signs are going up this week increasing the speed limit on many stretches to 80 mph. The Utah Legislature approved the new, faster zones during the last ...

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Former E. Idaho councilman pleads guilty to fraud

The former president of the Rigby City Council has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud for taking money from the estate of a deceased client two years ago. Lawrence Blackburn entered an Alford Plea in the case Sept. 16 in 7th ...

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Private prison company CCA in contempt of court

The nation’s largest private prison company is being held in contempt of court by a federal judge for chronic understaffing at an Idaho prison. U.S. District Judge David Carter made the ruling against the Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America ...

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Flights between Nampa and Idaho Falls, Pocatello to launch in October (access required)

An executive air charter service will start offering direct flights between Nampa and Eastern Idaho on Oct. 8. AvCenter, based in Pocatello with a fixed base operator in Nampa, is planning to offer roundtrip flights between Pocatello and Idaho Falls ...

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Fate of air traffic control towers is still up in the air (access required)

Plans by the Federal Aviation Administration to close four Idaho air traffic control towers earlier this year didn’t come to pass, but uncertainty in the federal government’s budgeting process is leaving the fate of those towers up in the air. ...

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Phone privacy inches toward U.S. Supreme Court (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon address an issue it has carefully avoided until now: how much privacy Americans enjoy regarding their cellphones. With 4G speed, the issue is on its way to the Supremes – “probably this upcoming term,” ...

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