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Arizona lawmakers again push for split of 9th Circuit Court

Republican members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are again trying to split up the federal appeals court whose nine-state territory includes Arizona. A bill introduced Feb. 2 by Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake would put Arizona in a new 12th ...

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Immigration clampdown could have big impact on Idaho agriculture (access required)

Dairy cows. File photo.

Idaho’s GDP grew more than 4 percent last year largely due to increased production of agricultural products, but many Idaho leaders worry that the policies of President Donald Trump will slow growth in the industry. Idaho agricultural leaders are keeping an ...

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How stricter rules for brokers will affect retirement savers

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President Donald Trump is delaying a series of rules that require financial professionals to put their clients’ best interests first when giving advice on retirement investments. The rules, which were set to take effect in April, will be delayed for ...

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USDA removes animal welfare reports from its website

Dairy cattle standing at the fence. File photo.

The Agriculture Department has removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website, citing privacy and other laws. Tanya Espinosa, a spokeswoman for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said ...

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Treasure Valley leaders face off on the future of public transit

Buses can be far and few between across the Treasure Valley. Photo by Pete Grady.

The population of the Treasure Valley is expected to grow from 640,000 to 1 million by 2040, and by who knows how much more in the decades beyond that. Many public officials agree that the roads and parking aren’t adequate ...

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Women are, very slowly, getting more seats in the boardroom

The number of women sitting at the table in corporate boardrooms across the country is rising very slowly, but it’s rising. Just over 15 percent of all director seats at publicly traded U.S. companies were held by women as of ...

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$51M tax cut plan clears Idaho House

The Idaho Statehouse. File photo.

The Idaho House has overwhelmingly approved a $51 million tax cut plan House lawmakers voted 58-11 on Feb. 2 to send the proposal to the Senate. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, who is backing the bill, says lawmakers should give ...

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Idaho House panel approves bill banning electronic pull-tabs

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The Idaho Lottery would be banned from using lucrative electronic pull-tab games under legislation advancing in the Idaho Statehouse. The House State Affairs Committee approved the proposal banning the betting terminals on Feb. 2, which means the bill now goes ...

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