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Chobani looks to innovation to reverse yogurt sales slide

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What’s eating yogurt? Despite shelves full of new varieties — from Icelandic to Australian to coconut-based — U.S. yogurt sales are in a multiyear slump. Yogurt companies are confident that more new products can boost sales. But some analysts are skeptical, saying ...

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Idaho board axes birth certificate gender rule

The Idaho State Board of Health and Welfare has scrapped a temporary rule requiring transgender minors to get a doctor’s approval before changing the gender listed on their birth certificate. The Idaho Press reports that board chairman Darrell Kerby announced the rule ...

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Coeur d’Alene politician retires after 50 years of service

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Coeur d’Alene politician Ron Edinger is retiring after five decades of service to the northern Idaho city. Edinger is a former mayor who was elected 12 times to the Coeur d’Alene City Council. The Spokesman-Review ...

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Groups sue to stop power transmission line in eastern Oregon

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Two groups have filed a federal lawsuit to block a proposed power transmission line that would run through two counties in northeast Oregon, a newspaper reported Thursday. The Stop B2H Coalition and Greater Hells Canyon ...

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October was Idaho’s coldest on record

Last month’s chilly weather broke records for Idaho, coming in as the coldest October since the state began recording the average temperatures in 1895. Boise State Public Radio reports the average temperature for October 2019 was 36.7 degrees Fahrenheit. That compares ...

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Simplot proposing east Idaho phosphate mine with 5 open pits

Federal land managers have released a final plan for a phosphate mine with five open pits as well as reclamation work in eastern Idaho proposed by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service ...

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Democrat who narrowly lost in state Senate race to run again

Jim Bratnober says he will again challenge incumbent Republican state Sen. Fred Martin in Boise’s District 15. Bratnober, a Democrat, lost to Martin in the November 2018 election by 11 votes following a recount of the vote that had Martin ...

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Pocatello to pay $1.1 million to lawyers in utility lawsuit

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A judge says the city of Pocatello must pay $1.1 million in legal fees to the attorneys who represented residents in a class-action lawsuit over illegal utility fees. The Idaho State Journal reports 6th District Judge Stephen Dunn ...

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