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US jobs data to give clues to economy amid trade uncertainty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Friday’s November jobs report will provide insight into whether steady hiring remains a source of strength for the U.S. economy even as the Trump administration’s trade conflicts have heightened uncertainties for employers. Economists have forecast that the ...

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Idaho House minority leader resigns, takes new job

The Democratic minority leader in the Idaho House announced Wednesday that he is resigning and joining the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce as vice president of government relations. Lawmaker Mat Erpelding was an articulate spokesman for his party and found ...

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Idaho governor: Idaho is least-regulated state in US

Idaho is the least-regulated state in the U.S., Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday. The Republican governor said he’s cut or simplified 75% of Idaho’s administrative rules this year and leapfrogged ahead of South Dakota as the least-regulated state. State officials ...

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Museum of Idaho receives $500,000 donation for new exhibit

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Museum of Idaho has received a $500,000 donation that will be used to create a permanent exhibit telling the history of eastern Idaho. The Post Register reports that Westmark Credit Union made the donation Friday at ...

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Idaho House Minority Leader Erpelding will resign Friday

Democratic House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding announced Wednesday that he will resign on Friday. The Boise lawmaker said in a resignation letter to Republican Gov. Brad Little and Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke that he’s joining the Boise Metro Chamber ...

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Little calls for third-party review of lake water quality

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little is calling for a third-party review of Lake Coeur d’Alene water quality, as the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has expressed frustration with management plans. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports for the past two decades, the ...

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New Idaho law targeting uninsured drivers effective Jan. 1

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A new law in Idaho targeting uninsured drivers by suspending their vehicle registrations is expected to take effect Jan. 1, state lawmakers said. The state Department of Motor Vehicles can now cross-check vehicle identification numbers ...

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Idaho utility will dismiss lawsuit against EPA over dams

An Idaho utility will dismiss its lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because it has now approved allowing warmer water temperatures in an area where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce. Idaho Power in documents filed earlier this week ...

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Ohio selects rape kit tracking system created by Idaho

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio plans to use a system developed in Idaho that lets sexual assault survivors anonymously track the processing and testing of rape kits collected as evidence. The Plain Dealer reports legislators last year approved use of a tracking system. ...

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