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Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state’s large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ...

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Mining company wants Idaho tribe’s lawsuit put on hold

A Canadian company hoping to mine for gold in central Idaho wants a lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe requesting that the site be cleaned up to be put on hold. British Columbia-based Midas Gold said in court documents ...

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Caregivers face increasing challenges in already tough job

JEROME, Idaho (AP) — Terri Van Zante left a full-time job making $12 per hour so she could take care of her mom. The good news: The state pays for her work. The bad news: It ends up being about ...

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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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