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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Land Board meets tomorrow to decide whether to transfer a 2,100-acre lease of the shuttered Tamarack Resort to a new company. The company, called New TRAC, must convince the board that it can afford about $278,000 annually to maintain the land on which the ski area is built. Patrick Hodges of the Idaho Department of Lands said he doesn't anticipate problems with the lease being approved.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has been ordered to pay nearly $242,000 to the U.S. Treasury for improperly using campaign funds to cover legal expenses after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting. The Republican senator argued that Senate rules allow reimbursements for any official travel costs.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy says it's restoring control over hiring decisions to the Bonneville Power Administration. The announcement was made yesterday, more than a year after the government released findings about hiring practices that disadvantaged veterans and about retaliation against whistleblowers.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The owners of a small, dachshund-mix dog missing since Sept. 12 in the woods of Idaho say they've found their pet near a campground. KTVB-TV in Boise reports that 4-year-old Hailey was lost after she escaped from the family's truck during a stop near Smiths Ferry. Alyssa Talbert says the dog had lost about 5 pounds.