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Oregon public defenders lobby for pay, staffing overhaul

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Facing an ever-mounting caseload, dozens of public defenders in Oregon walked out of courthouses and into the Statehouse this week to lobby for a bill that would fix a staffing shortage and an outdated contract payment ...

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Oil company wants royalties lawsuit moved to federal court

A Texas-based oil and gas company wants a state lawsuit alleging fraud and breached leases over Idaho natural gas royalties moved to federal court. Alta Mesa submitted notice Thursday in U.S. District Court seeking to move the complaint filed last ...

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Idaho group hopes to increase minimum wage by initiative

A citizens group is launching an initiative drive to raise Idaho’s $7.25 an hour minimum wage. The Idaho Press reports that while Idaho lawmakers haven’t raised the state’s minimum wage in a decade, 26 other states have increased theirs in ...

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Judge: Work can start on Central Idaho hiking-biking trail

Work can go forward on a trail crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley, a judge has ruled. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale late last week rejected a request by the owners of ...

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Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force

Meloney Perry once worked at a traditional big law firm with a formal, corporate atmosphere, and knew she wanted a different culture at her own firm. “I learned the ‘old school’ way, but it’s changed,” says Perry, founder of Perry ...

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Yogurt company offers to pay school district’s lunch debt

photo of chobani plant

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Yogurt company Chobani has offered to pay off $85,000 in student lunch debt at an Idaho school district. The Twin Falls School District announced Tuesday that the donation would cover the debt acquired by more ...

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Mid-sized farms are on the decline in Idaho and nationwide

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Gary Marshall has a small alfalfa farm in Osgood. It’s surrounded by much larger farms. He bought the land 28 years ago — at the time it was 40 acres. Two years ago he bought ...

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US home prices outpaced income growth in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home prices in 2018 climbed 4.5%, while incomes grew 3.2%, according to CoreLogic real estate figures and government wage data released Friday. The gap suggests that affordability is worsening. Still, this gap appears to be narrowing relative ...

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Federal agency taking comments on predator killing in Idaho

A plan to kill wolves and other predators that attack livestock, deer and elk in Idaho is the subject of an environmental study that will include public comment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. “We’re going into this with ...

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Court rejects challenge to regulation of gun silencers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers Monday, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia. The justices did not comment in turning ...

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