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AP Analysis: Most automakers slow to fix dangerous air bags

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
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By Tom Krisher /AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — A government effort to speed up recalls of more than 21 million of the most dangerous Takata air bag inflators is falling short, according to an analysis of completion rates by The Associated Press. Nearly 10 million inflators with the highest risk of rupturing remained in
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Boise bans excessively loud vehicles, authorizes $100 fines

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
Traffic going into and out of Chubbuck over Interstate 86 has become congested during rush hour. The traffic jams at the interchange are creating long lines.
DOUG LINDLEY/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The city of Boise has passed an ordinance allowing authorities to issue fines of up to $100 to people whose vehicles are excessively loud. The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/2vbuSFK ) the “excessive exhaust and muffler noise” ordinance was passed on Tuesday and goes into effect July 31. It prohibits the removal of
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Idaho Power seeks changes for solar customer compensation

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
Eli Lucero/Herald Journal

By Kimbersee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power said Thursday it wants permission from state regulators to lump people who install rooftop solar panels starting next year into a new class of energy providers, and may ask later for permission to charge them more money than current solar producers pay to access
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Idaho health insurers propose steep rate hikes for 2018

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Uncertainty from the federal government has caused health insurers to propose steep rate hikes for Idahoans who buy plans on the state-based exchange for coverage in 2018, state officials said Monday. Idaho Department of Insurance Director Dean Cameron said threats from the federal government to stop
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Idaho Power Op-Ed: Ensuring fairness for all  customers

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
Adam J. Richins is Idaho Power’s Vice President of Customer Operations and Business Development (Submitted Photo)

By Adam J. Richins, Idaho Power’s Vice President of Customer Operations and Business Development Electricity has traveled on a one-way street for the better part of a century. Customers have received electricity generated by Idaho Power into their homes, and they’ve paid a monthly bill to cover costs of the grid that delivers it. Today, over
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Shangri-La opens in Pine Ridge Mall

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
Shangri-La Pine Ridge Mall

By Journal Staff A new business in the Pine Ridge Mall opened July 1, specializing in Asian bodywork massage. Shangri-La is an expansion of several other businesses in Wyoming and Colorado. According to the company, the massage techniques use gentle hand and finger pressure along the body’s energy channels. The goal is to restore the balance
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Presidential commission renews voter information request

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney (Submitted Photo)

Press Release BOISE – Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney received, by email, a letter Thursday from Vice Chair Kris Kobach of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.  The letter expressed the Commission’s renewal of their initial June 2017 request for the portions of Idaho’s voter registration information that is publicly available.  While the official hardcopy letter
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UK to tighten rules on drones after near-misses with planes

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
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LONDON (AP) — British officials announced plans Saturday to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. The new rules will require drones that weigh eight ounces (226.79 grams) or more to be registered and users will have to pass a safety awareness exam. The government acted because
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Gilbert: ‘We screwed up’ on mostly-white crowd in Detroit ad

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
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DETROIT (AP) — A billionaire businessman has apologized for his real estate company’s controversial sign in downtown Detroit that says “See Detroit Like We Do” with an image of a mostly-white crowd. Quicken Loans Founder and Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert posted on Facebook Sunday, saying his Bedrock company “screwed up badly.” “Although not
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McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
John McCain (WikiCommons)

By Alan Fram /Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party’s reeling effort to repeal Obamacare. The decision by the 80-year-old
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