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Landowner donates Idaho land once planned for subdivision

An anonymous landowner donated 0.26 square miles (0.67 square kilometers) of mule deer winter range in Pocatello to a local land trust. The donation to the Sage Brush Steppe Land Trust ended previous plans of converting the property into a ...

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Governor-elect commits to Medicaid expansion

Gov.-elect Brad Little said Thursday he’s committed to implementing a voter-approved expansion of Medicaid coverage but has concerns on the specifics of how it’s done. “We will implement it in an Idaho manner,” Little said at The Associated Press Legislative ...

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Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts’ estimates (access required)

DETROIT (AP) — Shares of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. tumbled Wednesday after the company cut vehicle prices by $2,000 and announced fourth-quarter sales figures that fell short of Wall Street estimates. The company said in a ...

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Business group upbeat on Montana tech industry’s future

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana business group is optimistic about the future of the technology industry in the state. Christina Henderson of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance says she’s encouraged by 2018 developments at three companies with a ...

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Did 2018 usher in a creeping tech dystopia?

We may remember 2018 as the year when technology’s dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook’s role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to a seemingly unending series of revelations about the dark side of Silicon Valley’s ...

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Lava Hot Springs facing housing shortage for locals

LAVA HOT SPRINGS, Idaho (AP) — It’s well documented that the housing market in southeastern Idaho is booming, with home prices soaring. Nowhere is this more true than in Lava Hot Springs, where houses are being bought up before they’re ...

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Health care, schools top finance-heavy agenda in states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Some states will be considering ...

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Growing Nevada marijuana sales near $42 million in October

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — New numbers show Nevada marijuana sales are continuing to grow. The Nevada Department of Taxation announced Monday that Nevada had nearly $42 million in marijuana sales in October, which generated $8.24 million in tax revenue for ...

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A look at some of the biggest Idaho stories of 2018

With tax cuts, hunting scandals, a mass stabbing and a battle for health care, it’s been a busy year for Idaho. A look at some of the biggest stories that changed the state in 2018: A NEW GOVERNOR Idaho voters ...

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