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Coal-fired power plant not a done deal for Idaho Falls (access required)

    Last fall, voters in Idaho Falls approved a plan for that city to invest $58 million in a coal-fired power plant in Utah. The investment gets the city guaranteed megawatts, according to an Idaho Falls television station. But cost ...

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WGI settles dispute over Montana coal mine (access required)

Washington Group International has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of Westmoreland Coal Co. over future mining at the Absaloka coal mine in Montana.   The agreement pays Washington Group an undisclosed amount for its remaining contract, equipment, parts and ...

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Personal property tax bill passes the House (access required)

Spokesman-Review reporter Betsy Russell is reporting that legislation to phase out Idaho's personal property tax has cleared the House of Representatives. The archives here at IdahoBusiness.net have plenty of background on the tax, which is assessed based on equipment and materials used ...

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Elimination of personal property tax clears House (access required)

Legislation to phase out the personal property tax has passed the House. The bill calls for the Legislature to reimburse $92 million to the counties and urban renewal districts as the tax is phased out. The Idaho Association of Commerce ...

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Personal property tax – on to the Senate (access required)

IBR reporter Eddie Kovsky tracked down Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry director Alex LaBeau this afternoon and interviewed him about the House of Represenatives passing an amended version of his bill to phase out Idaho's personal property tax:   ...

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Washington Group wants to hire 1,000-plus (access required)

Washington Group International said March 7 that it plans a national recruiting campaign to hire more than 1,000 engineers, other professionals, and support staff.   “We are seeing the strongest markets in our industry in at least 30 years,” President ...

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What do you know about a new hospital in Boise? (access required)

    This week's print edition of IBR contains a story about a 120,000 square-foot, 50-bed private hospital planned for three large lots near 27th and Fairview in Boise. The story is generating a lot of quiet buzz. We've had many ...

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Film incentive bill heads to Idaho senate (access required)

Hollywood. New York. Boise? The Senate voted 23-12 Wednesday for a bill to set up a $1 million fund to pay 20 percent rebates on costs to producers who shoot their films, shows or commercials in Idaho. The bill's sponsors ...

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What you know about hospitals – Part 1 (access required)

    OK, tips are rolling in regarding my post below. Well, not so much tips as smacks upside our head for not digging hard enough. An observant reader pointed us to an AP story (sorry, it's password protected by the ...

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Manager of The Big Easy in Boise: ‘Absolutely outraged’ (access required)

The Idaho State Police served notice to eight bars that their liquor licenses would be revoked for violating Idaho statutes regarding nudity, simulated sex acts and related acts. (Note: This story originally had a headline saying the owner of the ...

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