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Former Idaho GOP chairman proposes plea agreement

The former chairman of the Idaho Republican Party has agreed to plead guilty to stalking his estranged wife and unlawfully entering the home of a female colleague in exchange for three other charges being dropped by prosecutors. The Idaho Statesman reports Jonathan ...

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Court date set over Idaho lawmakers, treasurer office space

Idaho legislative leaders have filed a civil lawsuit against the treasurer over the use of office space at the state capitol building. An Oct. 31 hearing was scheduled to decide if state Treasurer Julie Ellsworth could stay in the capitol ...

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Lamb Weston: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (LW) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $115.7 million. The Eagle, Idaho-based company said it had net income of 79 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate ...

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Idaho lawsuit against suction-dredge miner can proceed

A U.S. District Court judge in Idaho has rejected a California man’s request to dismiss an environmental group’s lawsuit against him concerning suction dredging for gold in Idaho rivers without required federal permits. Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald E. Bush ...

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SEC sues Idaho investment firm Yellowstone Partners LLC

The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing a defunct Idaho investment firm contending that two company officers purposely overbilled clients. The lawsuit filed in Idaho’s U.S. District Court on Monday names Yellowstone Partners LLC and former CEO David Henry Hansen. ...

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Idaho submits work-requirement waiver for Medicaid expansion

Idaho officials on Friday submitted a work-requirement waiver to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Medicaid expansion, and they say four other waivers will likely be submitted by December. The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is ...

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Under Armour trademark dispute puts start-up plans on hold

Retail giant Under Armour has sued a family business in a trademark dispute over its name Cascade Armory, officials said. Business owners Alex Short and his wife Diana received a cease-and-desist letter ahead of plans to open a retail front ...

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College of Idaho student digs? Shipping container dorms

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The College of Idaho has a record number of incoming students this year, and campus housing is tight. Nampa television station KIVI reports the Caldwell school is teaming up with the local company indieDwell to build new dorms ...

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Average 30-year mortgage rate rose to 3.73%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates shot up this week, yet they stayed close to the historic lows that appear to be helping the real estate market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate ...

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New student construction program aims to fill labor shortage

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A southern Idaho school district is offering a construction program for students in hopes of helping to fill a regional labor shortage. High School students from across the Twin Falls School District can travel to ...

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