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IACI gives boost to economics education group (access required)

Nearly 500 high school students huddled around tables inside Boise State University’s Jordan Ballroom to plot how to boost trade as “economic advisors” to dozens of developing countries Dec. 2. The students congregated for an International Economic Summit, one of ...

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Food safety bill raises cost, paperwork concerns (access required)

Mike Heath could face more expense and paperwork to operate his organic farm near Buhl if a proposed overhaul of America’s food safety system becomes law. “I’m just afraid they’re going to get to the point where the small guys ...

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Conoco road permit foes increase; expect ‘irreparable harm’

The number of opponents to ConocoPhillips’ plan to ship four coke drums from the Port of Lewiston to Billings, Mont., along the U.S. 12 river corridor has increased. The petition to the department, filed Nov. 17, shows an increase in ...

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Highway 12 megaload opponents expand Imperial Oil petition (access required)

Opponents to oversized shipments on U.S. 12 are looking past the upcoming decision of the “mega-loads” proposed by ConocoPhillips by petitioning the state Transportation Department’s permitting process for Imperial Oil’s 207 loads. The Nov. 30 filing with the department increased ...

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FBI probe begins into Idaho prison operator

Prison surveillance cameras in Idaho have captured footage of one inmate beating another prisoner, while guards looked on, AP news agency has reported. The man being attacked, Hanni Elabed, appears to bang on a guard station window for help, the ...

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New director chosen for Idaho Community Action Network (access required)

The Idaho Community Action Network, a Boise-based group that works for social justice, has chosen Andrea Shipley as its new executive director. Shipley is the former head of the Snake River Alliance, an environmental group that advocates for renewable energy ...

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Tamarack owner: Credit Suisse motives ‘senseless’

Tamarack Resort’s owner contends Credit Suisse Group’s effort to halt bankruptcy reorganization heightens the threat that the failed Idaho ski-and-golf development will be sold in pieces. In his 22-page court filing Monday, Jean-Pierre Boespflug accused the Zurich-based bank of trying ...

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Highway 12 megaload hearing set (access required)

Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian W. Ness accepted a hearing officer’s ruling that opponents of oversized loads to be shipped on U.S. 12 between the Port of Lewiston and the Montana line have standing to challenge permits issued to ConocoPhillips. ...

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Boise law firm accused of abetting DBSI fraud

Boise law firm Moffatt Thomas is accused of helping bankrupt Meridian real estate investment firm DBSI Inc. fleece investors and carry out a “massive scheme of financial fraud.” The trustee in DBSI’s bankruptcy case, James Zazzali, filed a lawsuit in ...

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