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Family sues over deadly Tamarack Resort fire

A wrongful death lawsuit says a fireplace inside an Idaho rental resort cabin exploded, causing the death of four people. The Idaho Statesman reports Erin Smith reserved the Tamarack Resort vacation rental last year, the weekend before the Fourth of ...

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US retail sales rise at a healthy 0.5 percent pace in June

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month despite higher prices and modest wage gains, a sign of underlying consumer optimism. The Commerce Department said July 16 that sales at retailers and restaurants increased 0.5 percent in June, ...

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CWI halts truck-driving program, citing drop in interest

The College of Western Idaho has decided to halt new enrollment for its professional truck driving program, citing a decrease in interest. KTVB-TV reported July 12 that the move comes as Idaho and other parts of the country are seeing ...

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Chobani says county over-assessed property by $216 million

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The assessed value of yogurt company Chobani’s Twin Falls plant is $216 million higher than it should be, company officials said. the Twin Falls County assessor’s office had initially valued the property at more than $495 million, the Times-News reported ...

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Over 80K artifacts, specimens donated to Idaho Falls museum

Private land owners have donated 80,000 artifacts and specimens that were found inside caves on their land to an Idaho Falls museum. A statement by the Museum of Idaho says the artifacts and specimens were found inside three caves in ...

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Businessmen imprisoned 4 years after fraud convictions

Four men convicted in 2014 of fraud stemming from the collapse of an Idaho property management company were finally sent to prison. Douglas Swenson, the founder and CEO of bankrupt Meridian-based Diversified Business Services and Investments, or DBSI, was taken ...

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Trade pain: Small companies hit by import, export tariffs

Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade issues. Before the European ...

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Eastern Idaho high school finds lead in water

An eastern Idaho high school is supplying bottled water to summer school students after tests found lead in the water at a number of sources. Officials tell the Post Register that tests last week found a lead level of 35 ...

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Sprinkler system failed during Ketchum ski lodge fire

Investigators say a failure in the sprinkler system for a Ketchum ski lodge where a massive fire broke out exacerbated fire, smoke and water damage to the building. According to a report written by the Ketchum Fire Department, the April ...

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Idaho commission sees increase in sexual harassment claims

The Idaho Human Rights Commission says it has seen a noticeable increase in sexual harassment complaints following the explosion of the #MeToo movement. Nearly a third out of all 88 complaints surrounding possible employee discrimination have included sexual harassment as ...

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