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Idaho coalition to fight ‘historical horse racing’

An Idaho group of state and local political leaders launched a statewide effort on Sept. 5 to oppose a ballot initiative seeking to legalize “historical horse racing.” The group, known as Idaho United Against Prop 1, announced it was releasing ...

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US trade deficit widened to $50.1 billion in July

The U.S. trade deficit widened for the second straight month in July, reaching the highest level since February, as imports hit an all-time high. The deficit in goods with China and the European Union set records. The Commerce Department said ...

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Companies seeking weight limit increases on US 93, Idaho 75

Two companies have asked the Idaho Transportation Department to allow heavier trucks on a dozen south-central Idaho bridges each year. The Times-News reports the proposed weight limit increase could mean fewer but heavier trucks on sections of U.S. 93 and ...

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Court: Cities can’t prosecute people for sleeping on streets

Cities can’t prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, a federal appeals court said Sept. 4. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with ...

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US factories grew at faster pace in August

U.S. factories grew at a faster pace in August as American industry continues to show robust health. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Sept. 4 that its manufacturing index jumped in August to 61.3 ...

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Trump: Canada ‘will be out’ of trade deal unless it’s ‘fair’

President Donald Trump warned Canada on Sept. 1 that it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress “interfere” with the ...

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Boise ski area gets approval for snow-making system

Federal officials have given a Boise ski area permission to build a snow-making system. The U.S. Forest Service gave the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area permission to begin burying water and electrical lines on the Deer Point and Coach portion ...

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