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Simplot, Idaho Power disagree on price for distribution facilities (access required)

The J. R. Simplot Company is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to set the price for some power distributing facilities the company wants to buy from Idaho Power. Simplot and Idaho Power have discussed selling the equipment, which is ...

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Attorneys lay out immigration reform wish list (access required)

When congressional lawmakers return from the summer recess on Sept. 9, they could decide to take up an issue that has stalled in Washington for decades: immigration reform. Although the momentum that existed earlier this year among lawmakers of both ...

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State to auction 14 Payette Lake cabin sites (access required)

The state Department of Lands will auction off 14 cabin sites at Payette Lake this fall as part of a move to raise money for schools and other state entities. The 14 sites, five of them lakefront, are now occupied ...

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ACHD commission approves $93 million budget (access required)

Ada County property owners will see a slight increase in their taxes in December, as the Ada County Highway District Commission approved an almost 2 percent increase in property taxes in its $93.3 million 2014 budget. The budget includes funding ...

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Otter says economy is in great shape

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In a speech to the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said the state’s economy continues to grow, albeit slowly. He also restated his desire that the size of Idaho’s government grow more slowly than the state ...

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Airports around Idaho are seeking grants for air service (access required)

In addition to Boise’s grant request to the federal government that would help secure a direct flight to a major East Coast hub airport, three other smaller airports are asking for help to get more flights. Airports in Idaho Falls ...

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Boise businesses pledging thousands for East Coast flight (access required)

A dozen companies, including the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, as well as government agencies have pledged more than $160,000 to help the Boise Airport land a flight to New York; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; or Charlotte, N.C. The Boise Airport was ...

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Idaho man sues Experian, says credit report wrong

Jose Luis Calderon says he had the cash to buy a car, but his father urged him to get an auto loan to build up a credit history. It wasn’t until he was turned down that Calderon realized he already ...

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