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Angstman Johnson buys Labrador’s law practice

Boise law firm Angstman Johnson is acquiring the immigration practice of Congressman-elect Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, Angstman Johnson Managing Member T.J. Angstman said. The acquiring firm will take over all of Labrador’s cases and retain his staff. Angstman Johnson will operate ...

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Census: Idaho’s growth outpaced nation’s

New census data shows that Idaho’s population grew by more than 21 percent over the last decade, a slower rate compared to the last census. U.S. Census data released Dec. 21 put the state’s population at 1,567,582. That’s a 21.1 ...

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Mining likely worth $1 billion to Idaho in 2010 (access required)

Mining activity continued to increase in Idaho in 2010, but a lack of capital is holding some companies back. Idaho produced a record $1 billion worth of minerals in 2008. That number dipped slightly last year, but 2010 appears on ...

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U.S. Silver contests citations in fatal mine accident

U.S. Silver is contesting a federal agency’s report that blames management in an accident that killed a miner in June. Timothy Bush, 29, died June 18 of blunt force trauma after loose rock fell on him as he was working ...

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IP, Boise launch home energy audits (access required)

Idaho Power checked energy efficiency on 22 Boise homes in November, and expects to audit 650 homes before the company finishes the program. About $2.1 million of the $8.24 million the City of Boise received in direct stimulus grants is ...

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Potato stocks hit 21-year low (access required)

Idaho potato stocks hit a 21-year low this month, squeezing business for Driscoll Potatoes Inc. “We have a limited amount of supply, and if we push too hard, we could run out,” General Manager Gabriel Boldt said. American Falls-based Driscoll ...

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Trucking companies add drivers as economy gains steam (access required)

May Trucking Co. is doing something many businesses aren’t: hiring. “We do have more drivers this year compared to last year,” May Trucking recruiter Opal Dovel said. “We’re always looking for experienced and entry-level drivers.” Trucking companies are hiring drivers ...

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Oversized loads on U.S. 12: Day-to-day big shipments continue (access required)

Aaction Marine Transport, of Ponderay, hauls oversized boats all over the country. “We’ve hauled them from Canada to Arizona and from Seattle to Nova Scotia,” Dispatcher Jacki Steele said. “On U.S. 12, it could be going to Flathead Lake [in ...

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INL discussion spurs hopes in Idaho Falls region

INL Director John Grossenbacher was center stage in promoting the Idaho National Laboratory to top nuclear industry leaders, agency heads and congressmen this past week. The director led a discussion and panel focused on nuclear energy as a future requisite ...

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New study puts INL employment at 8,000

The Idaho National Laboratory directly employs 8,000 people, making it one of the state’s largest employers, according to a new study. INL commissioned Boise State University to carry out an economic impact study of the nuclear research laboratory in the ...

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