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Giant Idaho forest project on hold again after court ruling

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant Idaho forest project favored by some environmental groups but decried by others is on hold again following a federal court ruling. The decision on August 11 halts for the second time a 125-square-mile (325-square-kilometer) ...

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Email shows businesses held sway over reopening plans

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As South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster prepared to announce the end of a coronavirus stay-at-home order, his top staff received an email from the state health department. The message, highlighted in bold, was clear: Wait longer before allowing customers back ...

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To-go drinks elixir for public, lifeline for business

DETROIT (AP) — The coronavirus is shaking up America’s liquor laws. At least 33 states and the District of Columbia are temporarily allowing cocktails to-go during the pandemic. Only two — Florida and Mississippi — allowed them on a limited ...

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Idaho National Laboratory Director Mark Peters takes promotion, will leave post

Idaho National Laboratory Director Mark Peters has announced that he’s moving to a new role as executive vice president of laboratory operations for Battelle Energy Alliance. Battelle is a U.S. Department of Energy contractor that manages the Idaho National Laboratory ...

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US-Canada border closure hurts Washington state town

POINT ROBERTS, Wash. (AP) — The border closure between Canada and the United States has severely hurt Point Roberts, Washington, which is isolated from the rest of the country. The extended coronavirus-induced border closure shut down two border crossings for ...

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Idaho sees rise in jobless claims, first increase in 3 weeks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of Idaho residents applying for unemployment increased 12% last week after three weeks of declines, the Idaho Department of Labor said on August 20. The agency said it received 3,644 new claims as the ...

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Idaho unemployment rate drops as 14,000 workers land jobs

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — About 14,000 people landed jobs or returned to work in July as Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped to 5%, the Idaho Department of Labor said on August 21. That’s a significant drop from April’s historic high unemployment ...

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Canadian mining company sues US over water pollution

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, shows the Yellow Pine Pit open-pit gold mine in the Stibnite Mining District in central Idaho, where a company hopes to start mining again. A Canadian company that is seeking U.S. approval for three open-pit gold mines in central Idaho is suing the U.S. government contending U.S. officials are allowing water pollution at the heavily-mined site in violation of environmental laws. British Columbia-based Midas Gold filed the lawsuit Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, against the U.S. Forest Service under the citizen enforcement provision of the Clean Water Act. (Riley Bunch//The Idaho Press-Tribune via AP, File)photo of yellow pine pit mine

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Canadian company seeking U.S. approval for three open-pit gold mines in central Idaho is suing the U.S. government, contending U.S. officials are allowing water pollution at the already heavily mined site in violation of environmental ...

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July sales of new homes surge 13.9%, far more than thought

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Sales of new homes jumped again in July, rising 13.9% as the housing market continues to gain traction following a spring downturn caused by pandemic-related lockdowns. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that July’s gain propelled ...

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App draws Yellowstone tourists to rural Idaho neighborhood

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — “This is not it.” Eugenio Bautista uttered that all-too-common realization after rolling to a stop along Stateline Road recently. En route with his family from Yosemite National Park, the roadtripper from Chicago had slept in Idaho ...

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