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Idaho water organization gets workforce training grant (access required)

The Idaho Rural Water Association of Boise is getting a $1.4 million federal grant to build a workforce training center. The grant was announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday. The Idaho Rural Water Association of Boise estimates ...

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Boise movement wants to move past recycling to ‘zero waste’

When China stopped taking American waste for recycling last January, it threw Boise and other western U.S. cities into a tizzy. Boise added the orange energy bag and a confusing set of rules for home recyclers. Now a movement is ...

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Meridian becomes 14th Idaho city to ban LGBTQ discrimination

The city of Meridian is the latest municipality in the state to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Idaho’s Legislature has so far refused to pass a bill that would add such protections to the state’s human ...

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Micron outperforms, but trade war costs emerge (access required)

Micron’s stock is down nearly 6 percent ahead of the opening bell with collateral damage from the U.S.-China trade war overshadowing a strong performance from the chipmaker in its most recent quarter. The company topped profit and revenue expectations, but ...

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Idaho research wants to help keep crops standing tall (access required)

There are nearly 7.5 billion people on Earth and more are being born every second. In order to feed all of us, researchers at University of Idaho are looking at ways to keep our existing crops upright. When Daniel Robertson ...

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Idaho high court considers ‘defamation by inference’ lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied — but didn’t outright say — something defamatory. The issue arose in a lawsuit brought ...

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Idaho governor appoints John Judge as district judge (access required)

Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter has appointed a magistrate from Moscow, Idaho to the Second Judicial District judgeship. Otter on Wednesday appointed John C. Judge to the position left vacant by the recent appointment of Judge John Stegner to ...

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For homebuyers, mortgages are safer but tougher to come by (access required)

Keri Weishaar lives in a spacious, four-bedroom house near Tampa, Florida, thanks to the easy financing that prevailed during last decade’s housing boom. “It was basically nothing to get into this house,” said Weishaar, 48, who bought the house in ...

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August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide (access required)

U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs. Housing starts increased 9.2 percent in ...

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Delegate, delegate? It’s not so easy, business owners say

Although Soyini Chan-Shue easily delegated work to police officers when she was a sergeant in the New York City Police Department, it was hard to relinquish tasks to employees of the security firm she now owns. The key difference for ...

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