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Big donations disclosed in lead up to Idaho primary

The latest campaign finance disclosure reports show statewide candidates and political action committees have attracted millions of dollars of support for the much anticipated May 15 primary election. The financial disclosures released May 8 in compliance with Idaho’s sunshine reporting ...

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Utility commission OKs new rate class for solar power users

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has signed off on a plan to move Idaho Power customers who generate their own solar electricity to a new rate class. The regulatory commission also on May 9 ordered Idaho Power to study those ...

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China cutting US soybean purchases in face of tariffs threat

With the threat of tariffs and counter-tariffs between Washington and Beijing looming, Chinese buyers are canceling orders for U.S. soybeans, a trend that could deal a blow to American farmers if it continues. At the same time, farmers in China are ...

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Idaho officials negotiating on ‘state-based’ insurance plan

Idaho officials say they may add more requirements from former President Barack Obama’s health care law to their proposal to let health insurance companies sell so-called state-based policies that skirt some “Obamacare” rules. Idaho Department of Insurance Director Dean Cameron ...

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New Idaho beef plant adds local option for producers

A beef plant that opened in southern Idaho earlier this year gives the area’s dairy producers a local option on where to send their cows. Dairy producers had to typically ship their cows to out-of-state plants as Idaho had lacked ...

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More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers

FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs. Those employers and many others are quietly taking what once ...

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Officials consider spending $11M on crowded Caldwell jail

Idaho county officials are considering spending $11 million for steel trailers to house female inmates at a crowded Caldwell detention center. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported May 2 that Canyon County officials are looking at installing temporary inmate housing in the ...

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US construction spending drops 1.7 percent in March

U.S. construction spending dropped 1.7 percent in March, the biggest setback in 11 months, with weakness in a number of sectors including the biggest plunge in home building in nine years. The March decline was the first monthly drop since ...

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Lawsuit targeting oil, gas lease sales cites imperiled bird

Environmental groups sued the Trump administration on April 30 for selling oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western public lands while allegedly ignoring policies meant to protect an imperiled bird. Attorneys for Western Watersheds Project and Center for ...

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Owners of Boise homes destroyed by slide settle lawsuits

The city of Boise has agreed to pay five homeowners $275,000 to settle a lawsuit filed after a hillside started sliding and destroyed the homes. City spokesman Mike Journee tells the Idaho Statesman in a story on April 27 that ...

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