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Federal judge agrees to halt megaloads for now

A federal judge Sept. 13 blocked giant oil-field equipment from moving on a winding Idaho highway toward Canada’s tar sands, a victory for the Nez Perce Tribe and environmentalists seeking to force energy companies to use another route. U.S. District ...

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US women regain lost jobs; men still short 2.1M

U.S. women have recovered all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. The same can’t be said for men, who remain 2.1 million jobs short. The biggest factor is that men dominate construction and manufacturing — industries that have ...

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Citi exec works to improve small business status

When small business owners hear the name Citigroup, they’re more likely to think of a bank that caters to big corporate and international clients, not one that will serve their needs. Jerome Byers, head of Citi’s small business banking operations ...

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Study: Wind farms killed 67 eagles in 5 years

Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists. The research represents one of the first ...

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Humane Society investigating Idaho Aquarium

The Idaho Humane Society said Sept. 10 it is investigating complaints of poor animal care at the Idaho Aquarium in Boise. Veterinarian and Idaho Humane Society CEO Jeff Rosenthal said the organization launched an investigation Sept. 9 after three people ...

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Ketchum fire chief wants wood shingles banned

A Central Idaho fire chief says he will be “fighting tooth and nail” to ban wood shingles on new construction in the wake of a massive wildfire that threatened the resort area. “The wood shingles have got to go,” Ketchum ...

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Idaho farm to stop selling overly drugged cows

Two cattle operations and dairies in southwestern Idaho have agreed to stop drugging cows at such high levels that the medications could pass to human consumers in response to a lawsuit from the federal government. The U.S. Food and Drug ...

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Idaho ranked 12th as ‘wine-friendly’ state

Idaho ranks 12th on a list of wine-friendly states in a study that looks at ease of access for wine consumers. California was ranked No. 1 by the American Wine Consumer Coalition for its specialty wine shops, the ability of ...

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Insurance company denies claims by potato baron

The group that insures an Idaho potato company said in court documents filed Friday it should not have to pay the legal bills of a North Dakota man who serves as chairman of the company. Ronald Offutt Jr., of Fargo, ...

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