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Suspected ‘Outdoors Bandit’ nabbed in Utah, Idaho robberies

A suspect in more than a half-dozen bank robberies in Idaho and Utah has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport where authorities say he was trying to board a flight bound for Belgium. Federal prosecutors said Josue Daniel Alfaro ...

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Idaho health centers receive federal funding to improve care

A medical office at Terry Reilly Health Services in Boise.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $955,000 to 14 health centers in Idaho. According to the agency, the federal funding will help improve the quality of health care. It will also be used to ...

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Fire Protection Association organizes in eastern Idaho

A new Rural Fire Protection Association has formed in the wake of one of the most devastating wildfires to hit eastern Idaho. The Post Register reported that Aug. 21 marks the one-year anniversary of the ignition of the 83-square-mile fire. ...

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Micron readies to double its R and D capacity (access required)

This is one of four clean rooms that Micron's new Building 51 will have to research next-generation semiconductor memory and storage solutions. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Micron Technology is doubling down on its future in developing the next generations of semiconductor memory and storage at its Federal Way headquarters in Boise. Micron in recent weeks started outfitting its newest research and development building. The structure will ...

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Planned closure of 100-plus Applebee’s won’t affect Idaho (access required)

The widely reported anticipated closure of 105 to 135 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants does not involve any of the 12 Applebee’s in Idaho, according to the franchisee that owns all the restaurants in the state. Glendale, Calif.-based DineEquity ...

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A word with Mike Sumpter of Boise State University’s Venture College (access required)

Mike Sumpter, executive director at Boise State's Venture College works with Sydney Axtell to plan out renovations to their space in downtown Boise Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

Mike Sumpter is the new executive director of the Boise State University Venture College, an off-campus program for students who want to start their own business or nonprofit. Students can take part in the four-year-old Venture College for credit or ...

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US cattle grazing plan for Idaho national monument approved

Craters of the Moon National Monument in eastern Idaho.

Federal officials say cattle grazing will continue at a south-central Idaho national monument known for its ancient lava flows following a challenge by an environmental group. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced this week that grazing on BLM-administered portions ...

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Groups move to ban cyanide traps that kill predator animals

Predator-killing cyanide traps such as one that sickened a boy in Idaho and killed his dog should be banned, environmental groups told the federal government August 10. The Center for Biological Diversity and other conservation groups petitioned the Environmental Protection ...

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