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US home prices rose 3% year over year in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in February, a sign that several years of outsized gains in home values have created affordability challenges in many metro areas. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index ...

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Foundation to sell former site of Aryan Nations compound

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The former site of a white supremacist compound in Idaho soon will be on the market. The North Idaho College Foundation plans to sell the undeveloped 0.03-square-mile (0.08-square-kilometer) property near Hayden Lake and put the proceeds ...

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Real or artificial? Tech titans declare AI ethics concerns

The biggest tech companies want you to know that they’re taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, analyze faces or build virtual assistants doesn’t spill over to the dark side. ...

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Idaho, Forest Service partner to plant trees on private land

OROFINO, Idaho (AP) — Money generated from an Idaho partnership with the U.S. Forest Service involving timber sales on federal land is being used for the first time on private land for wildfire restoration work. The Idaho Department of Lands ...

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US new-home sales climbed 4.5% in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year that caused homebuying to slump. The Commerce ...

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Drone company set to start delivering packages in Virginia

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has given the green light to a drone delivery company to start delivering packages in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Washington Post reports that Wing is the first company to be certified as an ...

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Idaho Ed Board approves tuition hikes at 4-year institutions

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Students attending any of Idaho’s four-year colleges or universities will pay several hundred dollars more next year under a newly approved tuition hike. The Lewiston Tribune reports the Idaho State Board of Education approved the tuition ...

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Pass It On: Johnson & Johnson research director Dr. William Hait

Dr. William Hait learned early on how to build and coach a team. He is global director of external innovation and other research across Johnson & Johnson’s prescription drug, medical device and consumer health businesses. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, ...

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North Idaho College booster club faces athletic inquiry

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — North Idaho College officials say representatives from the Northwest Athletic Conference are investigating the use of booster club funds for the school’s athletic program. College President Rick MacLennan wrote about the investigation in an internal ...

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University of Idaho alumnus selected as new UI president

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A former University of Idaho student who went on to become the chief operating officer of an international law firm has been selected as UI’s new president. The Idaho State Board of Education announced Thursday that ...

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