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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011

Bypass planned at Lucky Friday Mine

Hecla Mining Co. today announced that it is going to build a bypass at Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, to take workers away from an area where a rock burst last week injured seven miners. The company said it will build a 750-foot bypass…

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MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

Judge orders Idaho to increase some Medicaid rates

BOISE — A federal judge has ordered Idaho to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for businesses that provide residential care to developmentally disabled residents. The ruling could cost the state $4 million. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill made the ruling Monday. The decision came after…

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Washington jobless rate at 8.7%, lowest since 2009

OLYMPIA — Private-sector job growth has pushed Washington’s unemployment rate to the lowest point since February 2009, officials said today. The Employment Security Department said the drop to 8.7 percent unemployment in November came with the state adding 12,100 jobs. The jobless rate was down…

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State House passes 2 aerospace-related bills

OLYMPIA — The House has passed two bills requested by Gov. Chris Gregoire meant to shore up the state’s aerospace competitiveness. One bill establishes three grant programs: one for high schools to prepare students for jobs as entry-level aerospace assemblers, another for skills centers to…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011

Consumer Reports likes Washington wines

The newest issue of Consumer Reports magazine rates wine just in time for the holidays. Of the 15 wines recommended, a third are from Washington. Among the "very good" Cabernets are two Columbia Crest offerings, the 2008 Grand Estates and H3, and Chateau Ste. Michelle's…

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

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