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Scores for SAT college entrance test drop slightly in Idaho

Early statewide results show that Idaho 11th-graders did slightly worse on this year’s SAT college entrance exam than in 2017. The state Department of Education released data the week of June 18 revealing how students preformed on standardized tests they ...

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Big Wood Canal Co. buys Magic Dam hydroelectric facility

Shoshone, Idaho-based Big Wood Canal Co. has bought the hydroelectric facility at Magic Dam and has applied to transfer the facility’s license. The Idaho Mountain Express reports Magic Reservoir Hydroelectric Inc., a subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Co., had owned ...

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US new-home sales climbed 6.7 percent in May

Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains. The Commerce Department said June 25 that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...

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Montana seeks judge’s order to ban Hecla CEO

Montana environmental regulators asked a judge on June 25 to ban the head of a giant mining company from exploring or opening any new mines in the state until he is no longer in violation of Montana’s “bad actor” law. ...

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Media merger would create 3rd-largest TV station group in US

Gray Television Inc. and Raycom Media Inc. are announcing a merger that would create the third-largest television broadcast group in the United States. Georgia-based Gray and Alabama-based Raycom said Monday they’ve entered into an agreement to combine the companies in ...

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Blaine County continue to push public defense changes

County commissioners in central Idaho say they are moving forward with a plan to establish an in-house public defense office rather than continue contracting lawyers to provide representation for poor people caught in the criminal justice system. The Idaho Mountain ...

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Southern Idaho company that makes food containers is expanding

A south-central Idaho company that makes food containers out of wheat straw has started work to double the size of its plant. The Times-News reports in a story on June 21 that Fabri-Kal is adding 75,000 square feet to its ...

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Central Idaho city eyes avalanche-zone rental home

Officials in the central Idaho town of Ketchum have approved doing an inventory of homes within avalanche zones not engineered to withstand avalanches and discussing the appropriate restrictions as rentals. The Idaho Mountain Express reports that the Ketchum City Council ...

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Lawmakers concerned about health provider contract in Idaho

Idaho lawmakers raised concerns June 21 about possible state law violations after receiving a request from Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter to delay finding a new provider for state employee health care benefits. Members of the State Employee Group Insurance and ...

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Officials: nuke waste treatment plant could be working by next spring

Officials say a treatment plant designed to treat radioactive waste stored in eastern Idaho could start operating next spring. The Post Register reports the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit was built to treat 900,000 gallons of liquid radioactive waste by 2012, ...

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