Meningitis Reports Rise, None In Idaho
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 105 cases. The number of deaths rose by one to eight, with another fatality in Tennessee. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count on Monday...
City Budget Could See Increase-Still Early
(KLIX)- Last night the Twin Falls City Council got an update on the budget process. City Manager Travis Rothweiler met with the council for the second time on how the budget is coming together for 2012-2013 budget. At this point Rothweiler said it was very preliminary, and more of a work in progress…
College Tuition Going Up For Idaho Students
University of Idaho
(AP) - Students at Idaho's public universities will pay $274 to $356 more in tuition next year. The increases approved Wednesday by the state Board of Education are relatively modest compared to those set in recent years as the universities looked to offset declines in state …
New Federal Rules Force Power Rate Increases
(AP) An increase in what you pay for electricity may be in your future, thanks to new federal rules. The Public Utilities Regulatory Policies act, known as PURPA, has increased costs to power producers through incentives to promote renewable energy. Those costs have increased about 25 percent in …
Idaho Power Asks For Rate Increase
(AP) Idaho Power Co. wants regulators to let it hike residential customers' rates by an average of $3.56 monthly, to pay for a new natural gas power plant that's nearly completed. Idaho's biggest utility filed the request with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission Tuesday. It could ha…
Budget Writers Approve More Money For Schools
(AP) - Legislative budget writers have voted to
boost state support for public schools by 4.6 percent next year
while increasing the minimum teacher salary to $30,500, up from
The $1.56 billion spending plan for public schools in 2013 was
approved Monday by the Joint Finance-Appropriations Commi…
Your Power Rates Could Be Going Up Again
With prices going up for gas and food, you might have to add your power bill to that list.   Idaho Power Company has filed a request with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission asking for a 9.9 percent increase in the base rate.