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Trade pain: Small companies hit by import, export tariffs

Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade issues. Before the European ...

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Eastern Idaho high school finds lead in water

An eastern Idaho high school is supplying bottled water to summer school students after tests found lead in the water at a number of sources. Officials tell the Post Register that tests last week found a lead level of 35 ...

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Sprinkler system failed during Ketchum ski lodge fire

Investigators say a failure in the sprinkler system for a Ketchum ski lodge where a massive fire broke out exacerbated fire, smoke and water damage to the building. According to a report written by the Ketchum Fire Department, the April ...

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Idaho commission sees increase in sexual harassment claims

The Idaho Human Rights Commission says it has seen a noticeable increase in sexual harassment complaints following the explosion of the #MeToo movement. Nearly a third out of all 88 complaints surrounding possible employee discrimination have included sexual harassment as ...

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Historical horse racing’ qualifies for Idaho ballot

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says a proposal to legalize historical horse racing betting terminals will be on the Idaho ballot in November. Denney announced July 10 that the ballot initiative collected enough valid signatures from the required amount of ...

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Judge: Experts can testify that Roundup linked to cancer

Evidence that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer seems “weak,” but experts can still make that claim at trial, a U.S. judge ruled July 10. The decision by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco allows hundreds of lawsuits ...

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Idaho pharmacist sues hospital, alleging discrimination

A former pharmacist for a Boise hospital has filed a lawsuit alleging she was subject to racist and sexist harassment by multiple employees before being wrongfully terminated after just five months. In the 21-page suit filed July 6, Lolettima Johnson, ...

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US job openings slip in May, as quits reach 17-year high

Businesses advertised fewer jobs in May than the previous month, but the tally of open positions outnumbered the ranks of the unemployed for only the second time in the past two decades. The Labor Department also says the proportion of ...

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Idaho Falls man sentenced to up to 20 years after bank heist

An Idaho Falls man accused of robbing a bank and making bomb threats has been sentenced to six to 20 years in prison. The Post Register reports 28-year-old Matthew Todd Baker was arrested last October after he robbed a bank. ...

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Lawsuit: Charging students fees violates Idaho Constitution

Lawyer Robert Huntley, a former Idaho Supreme Court Justice, has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court, urging Idaho school districts to stop charging students fees. The lawsuit names every school district in Idaho as defendants, and it lists every ...

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