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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Erik Estrada becomes reserve officer in St. Anthony

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Erik Estrada, the man famous for his many years as a motorcycle cop on the hit ’80s TV series “CHiPs,” was sworn in July 2 as a reserve police officer in St. Anthony, near Rexburg. Estrada plans to work with ...

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Charter schools struggle with money troubles

The Idaho Public Charter School Commission has placed three schools on financial notice as part of the state’s recent efforts to protect taxpayers from financially unstable charter schools. Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center in Blackfoot, Syringa Mountain School in Hailey, ...

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Efforts to expand Pullman-Moscow airport runway hit snag

Photo courtesy of the Moscow-Pullman Airport.

Plans to expand the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport have run into a snag, as the proposal could lead to the demolition of dozens of buildings at Washington State University. The airport needs to lengthen and widen its main ...

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US construction spending fell again in May

Construction workers at a site in downtown Boise. Photo by Erika Sather-Smith

U.S. construction spending fell for a second month in May, with weakness hitting all areas of building. Construction spending declined 0.8 percent in May following a 2 percent tumble in April, the Commerce Department reported July 1. The April figure ...

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With the supply of homes slight, US prices surged in April

U.S. home prices scaled new heights in April, with seven cities — Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon — setting highs. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.4 percent in April compared with ...

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Feds seek to remove Forest Service land from mining claims

Officials want to withdraw 107 acres of public land in east-central Idaho from new mining claims for 20 years to preserve restoration work in two tributaries of the Salmon River used by federally protected chinook salmon, steelhead and bull trout. ...

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