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Earthquakes rumble through southeastern Idaho

The U.S. Geological Survey said a moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake has rumbled through southeast Idaho. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The epicenter of the quake was located 11 miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho, and was ...

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Idaho schools chief seeks boost in education spending

Washington Elementary School.

Idaho’s public schools chief is seeking a 6.8 percent increase in education spending for 2018, describing it as a budget with no surprises and no new initiatives. Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra released her plan Sept. 1. If approved ...

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Idaho to receive $2 million to protect water quality

A competitor at the Payette River Games at Kelly's Whitewater Park in Cascade. File photo

Federal officials are awarding Idaho about $2 million in grants for 10 projects intended to protect water quality. The U.S. Environmental Protection announced the awards August 31 to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. The money is aimed at what ...

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Lyft extends service throughout 32 states, including Idaho

Traffic in Boise.

Lyft is driving into the countryside in an effort to raise ridership and steal market share from rival Uber. The much smaller Lyft announced August 31 that it is offering service to passengers in every corner of 32 U.S. states, ...

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US pending home sales fell in July, 4th decline in 5 months


Fewer people signed contracts to buy homes in July, the fourth decline in the past five months. The decrease likely reflects the worsening shortage nationwide of homes being listed for sale. The National Association of Realtors said August 31 that ...

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What grocery shoppers want: Low prices, one-stop shopping


Donna Brown visited a Whole Foods for the first time in at least five months with one goal: see how much Amazon had cut prices. She did buy almond milk, yogurt and lunch meat, but doesn’t plan to quit her ...

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Groups sue to protect Yellowstone bears as hunts anticipated

A grizzly bear. The Northern Cheyenne Tribe, the Humane Society and several conservation groups filed three lawsuits August 29 and 30 in federal court in Montana, challenging the government's recent move to lift protections. File photo

Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe have asked a U.S. court to restore protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park so that trophy hunting of the fearsome animals would not be allowed. The Northern Cheyenne Tribe, ...

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Otter appoints new justice to Idaho Supreme Court

Idaho Supreme Court.  File Photo

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed Twin Falls judge Richard Bevan to the state’s highest court. Otter announced August 30 that Bevan — now the 5th Judicial District’s administrative judge — will replace retiring Idaho Supreme Court Justice Daniel ...

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McConnell Hotel burns in Kellogg


A fire has destroyed a historic hotel in the town of Kellogg. The Spokesman-Review reported the Kellogg Fire Department and Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the fire began at 3:20 p.m. and quickly spread throughout the McConnell Hotel in downtown ...

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Idaho lawmakers mull possible campaign disclosure changes


Idaho lawmakers are mulling several key changes to the state’s campaign disclosure laws to shine more transparency into a system that has seen more money funneled into state and local elections. The bipartisan working group met for a second time ...

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