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Beef cattle feedlot settles with state in air pollution case

A company that operates a beef cattle feedlot in southeastern Washington has reached a settlement with the state over a charge of failing to manage air pollution. Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and spend at ...

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China-US trade dispute looms over Montana beef export deal

A brewing trade war between China and the U.S. comes at an inopportune time for Montana ranchers, who are seeking to close a multi-year deal to export up to $200 million of beef through China’s largest online retailer, industry representatives ...

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Fines paid by US agency over nuke waste surpass $3.5M

Fines paid by the U.S. Department of Energy to Idaho for missing a deadline to get radioactive liquid waste out of underground storage tanks have surpassed $3.5 million and the money could be used for enhanced monitoring of a huge ...

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Woman sues Idaho fertility doctor for using his own sperm

A Washington state woman is suing an Idaho fertility doctor after discovering through an online ancestry website that the man had secretly fathered her. Kelli Rowlette and the parents who raised her, Sally Ashby and her then-husband Howard Fowler, filed ...

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US soybean group calls tariffs ‘devastating’

The American Soybean Association, a lobbying group that says it represents 21,000 U.S. soybean producers, says China’s proposed 25-percent tariff on soybeans would be “devastating” to U.S. farmers. China is the largest consumer of U.S. soybeans, buying about one-third of ...

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Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of widespread opposition from elected officials and the public. The plan would nearly triple entrance fees at 17 of ...

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Idaho athletic director placed on 60-day leave

Idaho athletic director Rob Spear was placed on administrative leave April 3 for 60 days as school officials investigate concerns that he mishandled some past reports of sexual harassment involving student-athletes. School President Chuck Staben said officials are trying to ...

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Idaho to require coverage for autism treatment

Idaho is joining a long list of states to require health insurers provide coverage for the treatment of autism, Department of Insurance Director Dean Cameron announced April 2. “Due to currently inconsistent coverage of treatments for autism spectrum disorder by ...

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Idaho AG supports religious protections for health workers

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has signed a letter supporting President Donald Trump’s effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures. Wasden, a Republican, joined 16 other attorneys general in a ...

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Mining exec: ‘bad actor’ label is bid to delay Montana mines

The head of an Idaho mining company said March 30 that Montana officials appeared to be seeking to delay two mines proposed for a remote wilderness area by designating him a “bad actor” because of past pollution at other sites. ...

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