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Court rules for utility

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A divided Idaho Supreme Court has sided with the utility PacifiCorp in a tax fight the state has said could shift millions in assessments to others.

Justices issued a 3-2 ruling Monday, with the majority affirming a lower court decision in 2010 in favor of PacifiCorp. The justices found the utility's system for tax appraisal was not erroneous and was supported by competent evidence.

In September, Tax Commission officials said losing the case could mean property taxpayers face a combined bill of $11.6 million — to refund utilities' taxes. Full story.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.