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North Dakota gets potato deal with Cuba (access required)

For all the excitement Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s trip to Cuba generated, Idaho didn’t get a whole lot out of it. The trip cost taxpayers $17,550, but the only trade deals the state got were a $100,000 contract to ship ...

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Otter skips energy summit due to Girls State, other events (access required)

As governors or top policy advisers from 14 Western states met in Deadwood, S.D., Sunday to discuss how to speed development of carbon-trapping technology, Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter was introducing his wife, Lori, at the 61st annual Girls State ...

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Washington Group, CH2M Hill fined for INL work (access required)

From KTVB:   The U.S. Department of Energy fined engineering companies Washington Group International and CH2M Hill $55,000 this week for violating federal nuclear safety requirements at the Idaho National Laboratory after a whistleblower complained last year.       ...

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INL officials appoint team to investigate lab fire (access required)

IDAHO FALLS – Officials at the Idaho National Laboratory have assigned a team of investigators to look into a chemical fire that slightly injured a lab worker. The flash fire Tuesday originated inside the site's Reactor Technology Complex and was ...

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Tuthill restricts junior water users in the Thousand Springs Area (access required)

Idaho Department of Water Resources Director David Tuthill has issued orders curtailing the junior water rights of ground water users in the Thousand Springs area of south-central Idaho. The curtailment order affects certain ground water users with junior water rights ...

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Avista proposes pilot program to reduce electrical demand (access required)

Avista Utilities wants the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to approve a program it says would reduce electrical demand during times of peak use when electricity is most expensive. The pilot program would include volunteer customers in the Sandpoint and Moscow ...

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Thursday morning roundup (access required)

MWI Veterinary Supply has the Kansas City business community excited. The Meridian-based company will open a new distribution center there. A group of Idaho school districts are suing Idaho’s Supreme Court justices in federal court. The original lawsuit concerns how ...

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Boise Airport didn’t get the memo (access required)

By now you’ve probably heard that the new requirement to have a passport to go to Mexico or Canada has been temporarily eased, thanks to a backlog of passport applications. U.S. travelers can still go to either country just by ...

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Ethnic markets springing up in southwest Idaho (access required)

Idaho's diet is far more diverse than a baked potato, it turns out, with ethnic markets springing up in the southwest part of the state to offer foods favored in countries from Scotland to Vietnam. Domingo Chu, general manager of ...

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State grant goes toward Hanigan auto mall (access required)

Hanigan Motors’ plan to build an auto mall in Fruitland will benefit from a $500,000 grant from the state. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter approved the Rural Community Block grant for Payette County to assist in the project that is ...

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