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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Idaho music festival promoter files for bankruptcy

The organizer of a rock music festival who sold tickets for the August event that never took place has filed for bankruptcy without reimbursing some ticket holders. The Post Register reports that Ron Heyrend filed for bankruptcy protection last week in federal ...

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Actor Bruce Willis sells central Idaho ranch for $5.5M

Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre (8-hectare) ranch in central Idaho for $5.5 million. KTVB-TV reports in a story on Wednesday that’s far below the original asking price of $15 million when the home was put up for sale in 2011. ...

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Idaho, environmental group settle mine pollution lawsuit

An environmental group and Idaho officials have reached a tentative settlement over toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near one of the world’s top ski destinations. The Idaho Conservation League in federal court documents ...

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Idaho spends most of its emergency opioid grant on treatment

Idaho spent the vast majority of its share of federal emergency money intended to fight the nation’s opioid crisis on treatment, much like other states that have not expanded Medicaid, according to an Associated Press analysis. Idaho was awarded $2 ...

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Idaho unemployment drops to 2.7 percent

Idaho’s unemployment rate in September dropped to 2.7 percent. The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday says it’s the 13th consecutive month Idaho’s unemployment rate has been at or below 3 percent. The agency says the number of people in ...

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