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City of Boise sees rail as boon for Idaho business (access required)

Companies in southern Idaho plan to take a closer look at rail transport if the city of Boise pushes ahead with plans announced last week to transform the local rail infrastructure. The city signed an agreement with Boise Valley Railroad ...

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Crapo financial reform amendment fails

The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment to financial reform legislation brought by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo that would have capped bailouts to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The measure failed with 47 lawmakers voting in favor and 46 ...

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Idaho shakes up leadership at prisons

Three Idaho prisons are undergoing leadership changes. The Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center, along with Boise’s South Idaho Correctional Institution and the Idaho Maximum Security Institution, all have new wardens. Jim Woolf, who has been the deputy chief of the Idaho ...

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Idaho Gov. Otter to visit China to promote trade

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will travel to China in June with other state officials and business leaders on a trade mission, an Idaho Department of Commerce official said. Damien Bard, administrator of the department’s International Business Division, said 15 people ...

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Boise officials begin to look at $45 million streetcar ‘starter route’ (access required)

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, city councilmen and members of the city’s urban renewal agency board are beginning to take a look at a $45 million, north-south “starter” streetcar route that would run across the Boise River as they rethink the ...

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Sandpoint won’t end downtown business tax

City administrators in the northern Idaho city of Sandpoint have rejected a petition by downtown businesses to abolish a local business tax. City officials say some of the signatures on the petition to dissolve Sandpoint’s business improvement district couldn’t be ...

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