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Idaho regulators set new timeline for Avista-Hydro One deal (access required)

Idaho utility regulators have set a new schedule for a hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the new schedule for deliberations on Tuesday, saying they may not ...

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Zions reduces regulatory requirements

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In an effort to streamline its corporate structure and regulatory requirements, Zions Bancorporation is merging its holding company with its bank, and has also been declared not a “systemically important financial institution” by the Financial Stability Oversight Council. “Zions engages ...

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Idaho contractors see spike in theft

Contractors in the Boise region say workplace thefts are on the rise, with plumbing fixtures, wood boards and even landscaping plants being stolen from building sites. The Idaho Statesman reports Tradewinds General Contracting has had more than $20,000 in losses at one ...

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‘Dig once’ policy could improve Idaho internet (access required)

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The most expensive part of installing fiber optic cabling to provide high-speed broadband internet to a community is the hole. Because entities such as roads, utilities and irrigation districts regularly dig up the ground anyway, some people are calling for ...

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Questions and answers concerning policies on harassment

Workplace harassment has always been a point of concern for prudent employers, but the time is ripe to reassess policies to evaluate efficacy and the potential for improvement. The following questions can be a starting point for assessing where current ...

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Construction begins on new Oregon crime lab in Pendleton (access required)

Construction has begun on the new Oregon State Police crime lab in Pendleton. The East Oregonian reports Fortis Constriction Inc. has started work on the foundation of the nearly $1.25 million project. The city issued a building permit for the 9,500-square-foot facility ...

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Wyoming county pulls funds as bank alters fossil fuel stance (access required)

A county in Wyoming is withdrawing funds from a national bank to protest its policy change concerning the financing of some coal, oil and natural gas projects. San Francisco-based Bank of the West recently announced the change that has stoked ...

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Proposed Lochsa River designation draws strong opposition (access required)

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Residents fear that agencies will have more authority over a northern Idaho river if it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A majority of people who attended a Wednesday meeting in Grangeville voiced ...

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