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Congressional farm bill committee stops in Nampa (access required)

There are many critical areas facing Idaho farmers, Scott Brown representing the Idaho Grain Producers Association told the Committee on Agriculture. “Estate tax policy, rail transportation, renewable energy production, environmental regulation and the necessity of ratifying pending Free Trade Agreements ...

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State senator will join trade mission to Taiwan

State Senator Russ Fulcher announced April 29 that he would be leaving the state for nine days to represent Idaho on a five-state trade and relations mission to Taiwan. “Given the struggling economy, I’m excited to promote Idaho’s relationship with ...

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Judge dismisses Boise Tower Associates’ suit

Ada County District Court Judge Darla Williamson has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Boise Tower Associates LLC against the city of Boise and the Capital City Development Corp. on Nov. 2, 2004, the city announced April 29. Boise Tower Associates, ...

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Court takes up ban on genetically altered plant (access required)

By Kimberly Atkins WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could clarify the standards by which courts may grant injunctive relief. A ruling in the case, Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farm, could also ...

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Crapo: Solid reforms needed in financial institutions (access required)

Idaho’s member on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs says it’s time to stop the “too big to fail” approach and end bailouts. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, speaking to the Idaho Business Review said he has concerns ...

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Gov. Otter remains hospitalized with illness

A spokesman for Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says the governor is still under observation at a Boise hospital after being admitted for dehydration and flu-like symptoms. The 67-year-old Otter was taken to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center on April ...

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