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Nampa cheese maker reaches settlement (access required)

Sorrento Lactalis Inc. paid $315,000 to settle with the U.S. government, and voluntarily invested more than $100,000 on facility improvements, in response to effluent discharge and monitoring problems at its cheese factory in Nampa. The discharges happened at a post-production ...

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Sugar supply less certain following beet-seed ruling (access required)

In the Dry Lake area south of Nampa, Paul Rasgorshek of Rasgorshek Farms is growing 310 acres of sugar beets for harvest in mid-October. He also is preparing some ground, where wheat was just harvested, to receive part of next ...

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GBAD chair agrees to mediation with Boise visitors bureau (access required)

The Greater Boise Auditorium District’s board chairman says he’d sit down with leaders of the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau under the guidance of a professional mediator, though he doesn’t really see the point. After a meeting called by Boise ...

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Judge orders fine for Seattle mortgage broker

An Idaho judge has ordered a Seattle-based mortgage broker to pay more than $1 million in penalties and restitution for fraud and violations in state laws. A judge in Ada County ruled that Access Mortgage engaged in numerous violations, including ...

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Former employee charged in forgery case

A Texas woman has been charged with stealing about $125,000 from an Ada County business during a period that lasted more than a year. Aimee Scarisbrick, 41, is facing 24 counts of felony forgery and one count of grand theft. ...

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New BVEP director won’t only target big employers (access required)

The Boise Valley Economic Partnership doesn’t focus solely on bringing big companies to southwest Idaho in its efforts to add well-paying jobs and to boost investment, small and midsized employers also are important, the group’s chairman said. “We frequently zero ...

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BP cases will be heard in New Orleans federal court (access required)

A New Orleans federal judge will manage the 300 lawsuits filed in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal judicial panel has ordered. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, which met in Boise on July ...

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