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Some Nevada governments using blockchain for public records

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Some northern Nevada counties are using blockchain, the online ledger best known for helping secure virtual currencies such as bitcoin, to store digital versions of government records like birth and marriage certificates. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports ...

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Idaho commission denies sale of Avista to Canadian company

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Avista Corp.’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd. of Toronto has been denied by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. The Spokesman-Review says Thursday’s action follows similar action last month by Washington regulators, who also denied the sale of the Spokane-based ...

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Idaho farm income declined in 2018, dairy is struggling

Idaho farm income fell for a second straight year in 2018 largely due to overproduction by dairy farmers, according to a recent economic report. The University of Idaho Extension report estimates total net farm income declined 27 percent to $902 ...

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1 in 10 Seattle apartments are empty, and rents are dropping

Seattle is building more apartments than just about anywhere, and now 1 in 10 units across the city are sitting empty. Landlords have responded by lowering rents slightly and offering more perks to get tenants in the door. The housing ...

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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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