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US economic growth and consumer spending show resilience

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy, which only recently was flashing warning signs of a worrisome slowdown, is finishing the year in stronger shape, thanks to a resilient consumer, a healthy job market and interest rate cuts by the Federal ...

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Micron: fiscal 1Q earnings snapshot meets Wall Street expectations

Micron Technology Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $491 million. The Boise, Idaho-based company said it had net income of 43 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 48 cents per share. The ...

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Idaho Republicans eye property taxes, redistricting

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Property tax relief and redistricting will be high on the list of priorities in the 2020 legislative session, Idaho House Republicans say. House Republican leaders and members of the House GOP Caucus from northern Idaho met ...

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Ruling puts hold on gold exploration plans in eastern Idaho

The U.S. Forest Service violated environmental laws by failing to adequately consider potential harm to Yellowstone cutthroat trout in a Canadian mining company’s plans to expand its search for gold in eastern Idaho, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Court ...

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3 selected as possible replacements for Idaho House lawmaker

Democrats have submitted three possible replacements to fill a vacancy in the Idaho House. The Democratic Legislative Committee for District 19 sent the names Wednesday to Republican Gov. Brad Little. The committee’s first choice is Lauren Necochea, who directs the ...

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Union members from Idaho mine reject agreement with company

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Members of a union representing workers at an Idaho mine have rejected a tentative agreement that could have ended a two-and-half year strike. United Steelworkers Local 5114 and Hecla Mining Company announced a tentative agreement in ...

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Interior Department, states appeal sage grouse ruling

The Interior Department, Idaho and Wyoming are appealing a court ruling that halted a Trump administration plan to ease land-use restrictions in seven Western states that protect struggling sage grouse. The notices filed Monday say the agency and states will ...

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Ada County won’t appeal ruling in public records lawsuit

Ada County Commissioners won’t appeal a judge’s ruling that they violated Idaho’s Public Records Act after largely rejecting records requests from four Boise-area journalists. The board of commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday not to appeal the ruling from 4th District ...

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Oregon’s capital city tells homeless to leave sidewalk camp

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — James Wilbur sat next to a blue tarp covering his tent and supplies Tuesday at a sidewalk homeless camp in Oregon’s capital city, wondering where he would sleep the next few days and weeks. Affixed to ...

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NTSB: Icy conditions during deadly South Dakota plane crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The pilot and a passenger of a small plane that crashed after taking off from a small South Dakota airport on Thanksgiving weekend, killing nine of 12 members of an Idaho family who were on ...

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