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Idaho investigating abuse allegations at home for disabled

Idaho’s welfare agency is investigating allegations that staffers physically and psychologically abused and neglected some residents at a state-run treatment center for people with severe disabilities. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced the investigation July 12, saying the ...

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Gymboree closing 350 stores, including two in Idaho, after filing for bankruptcy

Children’s clothing seller Gymboree Corp. is closing 350 stores, including two in Idaho, as it works to restructure in bankruptcy. The San Francisco-based company said July 12 that it’s mostly closing Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores, including a Gymboree in ...

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More than 803,000 visit Yellowstone Park in June

Bison in Yellowstone National Park. File photo.

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park during June is down 4.8 percent from a year ago, but the month was still the second-busiest June on record in the nation’s first national park. The National Park Service counted more than 803,000 visits ...

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Idaho Kombucha launches crowdfunding campaign

The Idaho fermented tea brewery Idaho Kombucha has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help it purchase new production equipment. Terri and Mike Landa opened Idaho Kombucha in 2014 after sampling kombucha that a visitor brought from Seattle. The couple enjoyed ...

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Garden City project highlights businesses and arts (access required)

The first of nine signs Garden City placed on its Greenbelt to highlight local businesses and art studios. Photo by Benton Alexander Smith.

City officials from Garden City have put up nine signs along the Greenbelt to direct attention to local businesses and the arts. The Garden City Urban Renewal Agency used a grant from COMPASS and money from the Idaho Wine Commission and ...

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