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Garden City could approve new sign ordinance

After nearly two years of consideration and revisions, the Garden City City Council could adopt a new sign ordinance tonight. Garden City Development Services Coordinator Jenah Thornborrow said the Jan. 10 council meeting will include hearing about some changes that have ...

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Judge rules against BLM on 4 Idaho grazing permits

A federal judge has ruled in favor of an environmental group seeking to reverse the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to renew four grazing permits involving 48,000 acres in the Pahsimeroi River Watershed in central Idaho. U.S. District Judge Edward ...

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Group opposes proposed health law repeal

Main Street Alliance, a project of Idaho Community Action Network, is opposing attempts to repeal the health care law that was passed by Congress last year. The Idaho Congressional delegation opposes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The law, passed last ...

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IACI to propose tax relief

The Idaho Legislature can help businesses gain traction in the sluggish economy, Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry President Alex LaBeau told the Legislature’s Economic Outlook & Revenue Assessment Committee Jan. 7. “What you do matters in business policy,” he ...

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Finance Dept. orders refunds by Fla. credit counselor

The Idaho Department of Finance penalized GHS Solutions LLC for offering credit counseling services without a license. Florida-based GHS agreed to refund $303,218.23 to Idaho customers who contracted with GHS when the company did not hold an Idaho license, the ...

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Megaload opponents eye next move

Opponents of ConocoPhillips’ proposal to ship four oversized loads on U.S. 12 from the Port of Lewiston through a north central Idaho river corridor to Montana continued to plan their next move as of press time Jan. 5. “We have ...

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Sheriff: Shots fired at E. Idaho wind farm

The Bonneville County sheriff’s office says bullets fired at a wind farm in eastern Idaho have caused nearly $5,000 in damage. The sheriff’s office says BP Wind Energy reported earlier this week that a wind turbine had been shot at ...

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Six wind farms coming near Mountain Home (access required)

Construction of six wind-power projects is expected to start in March near Mountain Home. Idaho Windfarms said the estimated $250 million-plus project, depending on the turbines selected, will feature six new farm projects, with each having up to 11 turbines. ...

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Sen. Crapo closes Caldwell office in renovated building

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, has closed his office at 524 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, to cut costs and allow Regional Director Bryan Ricker to visit rural southwest Idaho locations more frequently. Crapo spokesman Lindsay Nothern said the Caldwell office ...

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