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Feds: Bodybuilding.com CEO admits selling steroids

The founder of an online fitness and bodybuilding company in Idaho pleaded guilty April 9 to illegally selling misbranded dietary supplements that contained steroids, according to federal prosecutors. Ryan Deluca, CEO of Meridian-based Bodybuilding.com, also agreed in a plea deal ...

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Supervalu reports loss for 4Q

 Supervalu Inc. said April 10 that it swung to a loss in the fourth quarter as a result of impairment charges and costs related to store closures and layoffs. But excluding those items, the company’s results beat Wall Street’s expectations, ...

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Spring: A time for flowers, high gasoline prices

Ahh, spring. The days get longer, flowers bloom, and gasoline gets more expensive. It’s a galling time for drivers, and it’s more maddening than usual this year. The average price of gasoline could surpass $4 per gallon nationwide as early ...

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Is this the end of the gold rush?

The price of gold, which has climbed for years like a blood pressure reading for anxious investors, plunged this week to its lowest level in three months. Gold fell April 4 almost $58 to $1,614 per ounce. It has declined ...

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Former inmates sue Idaho jail

A group of former inmates have filed a federal lawsuit against a county jail in south-central Idaho, saying they were sexually harassed and assaulted during a strip search last January.  The lawsuit was filed late last month in U.S. District ...

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Dave Whaley, veteran Idaho union leader, dies (access required)

Dave Whaley, who ascended from the floor of a Lewiston sawmill to become the president of the AFL-CIO in Idaho, has died. He was 54. Whaley had pancreatic cancer and died at his home in Boise April 4, the Idaho ...

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Idaho lawmaker not immune from paying taxes

It’s been a tough week for tax-protesting Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, whose legal defense claiming special privilege as a lawmaker in a tax dispute with the IRS has been rejected by a federal judge. The defense was also greeted with ...

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Idaho takes aim at prison health care report

 The Idaho Department of Correction is telling a federal judge that a scathing report about health care at a Boise-area prison isn’t accurate and doesn’t reflect current conditions at the lockup. Attorneys for the state filed their response to the ...

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Judge: Idaho must provide reason for firing former ITD director (access required)

A federal judge has ruled in favor of former Idaho Transportation Director Pamela Lowe on a key legal question of her wrongful termination lawsuit against the state. U.S. District Judge Ronald Bush in a decision filed March 31 agreed with ...

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Japan, US, EU discuss rare earth supply security

Officials from the United States, the European Union and Japan are pledging to work closer together on ways to ensure secure supplies of strategically vital rare earths and other critical materials. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a conference March 28 in ...

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