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Half-marathon sponsor going out of business, not issuing refunds

A race organizer has announced he is going out of business less than three weeks before a planned half-marathon in the Boise area and says he won’t refund payments made to participate in future events. Final Kick Events owner Wayne ...

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Lawsuit alleging doctor’s sperm donation heads to court

A judge will hear arguments later this month in a lawsuit from a woman who accused a fertility doctor of fraudulently using his own sperm to artificially inseminate her mother. Dr. Gerald Mortimer and his former medical practice asked for ...

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July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent

U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders. The Commerce Department said August 22 that housing starts last month rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...

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10 Idaho residents indicted in counterfeit phone case

Ten people have been indicted on charges of wire fraud, counterfeiting and money laundering amid FBI raids August 22 at several Boise-area businesses and homes involving a massive scheme to peddle counterfeit cellphones and other tech gear, according to court ...

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Idaho agencies near deal on recreation on state land

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering paying the Idaho Department of Lands to retain public recreation access to nearly 3,600 square miles of state land. The Idaho Land Board is required to maximize revenue from use of the ...

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US home sales fell 0.7 percent, 4th straight monthly decline

U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive month, declining 0.7 percent in July to the slowest pace in more than two years as the real estate market shows signs of cooling. The National Association of Realtors said ...

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Man sentenced for five bank robberies in four states

A Topeka man has been sentenced to 6.5 years in federal prison for robbing five banks in four states. The U.S. Attorney’s office said 21-year-old Dakota Shareef Walker was sentenced August 22 after pleading guilty to bank robberies in Kansas, ...

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Boise passes stationless bike regulations

Boise City Council has unanimously passed limits on stationless bike and electric scooter shares. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports the final version of the ordinance, passed August 22, will allow several companies to operate in the city, but will cap the ...

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Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from a federal commission to secure and modernize its elections systems. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission released a report August 21 showing how states plan to spend $380 million allocated by Congress last spring to ...

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Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities ...

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