Author Archives: The Associated Press

Dental provider sues Idaho over $130M contract

A dental service provider has filed a lawsuit claiming the Idaho Department of Administration violated the state’s procurement laws in awarding a $130 million contract designed to administer dental benefits to Idaho Medicaid participants, the provider announced Oct. 27. Officials ...

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Idaho company debuts solar sidewalks

Scott Brusaw has a vision for the nation’s roads. He believes the solar-powered glass pavers his company makes could transform thousands of miles of pavement into a new energy source. His business, Solar Roadways, recently unveiled its first public installation, ...

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Lawsuit targets grazing in Sawtooth National Recreation Area

A conservation group has filed a lawsuit contending the U.S. Forest Service is violating environmental laws by issuing grazing permits to central Idaho livestock growers with a long history of violating permit restrictions. Western Watersheds Project said in the lawsuit, ...

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Yellowstone sees another month of record tourism

Yellowstone bison. File photo.

Record numbers of visitors continued to flood Yellowstone National Park in September despite burning wildfires and a temporary gate closure. Yellowstone visitation increased by 3.17 percent in September compared to last year, and overall visitation to the park is up ...

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