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Alaska Airlines tightens emotional support animal policy

Alaska Airlines has updated its policy on emotional support animals. Starting May 1, customers flying with psychiatric service animals must provide animal health and behavioral documents and a signed document from a medical professional at least 48 hours prior to ...

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Trump’s tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas, including Idaho

President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home. The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers from ...

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Horse racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law

A group seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho has accused the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of breaking state law while attempting to deter the success of their petition, adding they have alerted law enforcement officials to investigate. According to ...

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Rebecca Poynter named new Idaho Statesman publisher

The McClatchy Company has named Rebecca Poynter as the new publisher of the Idaho Statesman in Boise. The Idaho Statesman reports Poynter most recently led a group of Michigan newspapers for Gannett Co. She succeeds Debra Leithauser, who left the ...

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US existing home sales rose 1.1 percent in March

U.S. sales of existing homes increased 1.1 percent on a monthly basis in March, which suggests that buyers are undeterred by the dwindling number of properties available on the market. The National Association of Realtors said April 23 that homes ...

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Idaho Supreme Court rules on slip-and-fall lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court must once again review a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Walmart. The Idaho Statesman reports Diane Brooks sued the retail giant for negligence in November 2014 after slipping and falling in a ...

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Central Idaho county exploring public defense options

Blaine County commissioners say they are contemplating establishing an in-house office to provide representation for poor people caught in the criminal justice system. The discussion comes at a time when Idaho is facing a class-action lawsuit over allegations the state’s ...

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Fire damages lodge at Idaho’s famed Sun Valley ski resort

A raging fire at a base lodge at Idaho’s famed Sun Valley Resort ski area heavily damaged the building just days after the ski season ended, officials said April 19. Flames were shooting 30 feet from the roof of the ...

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Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses

Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company’s $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission issued the order last April 13 that ...

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Idaho treasurer accused of misusing county credit card

Idaho commissioners have asked a county treasurer to surrender her county credit card. Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre, who is running for state treasurer, is accused of using the county credit card to make personal purchases. The purchases were discovered ...

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