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Idaho State athletic director fired as teams struggle to win

Idaho State University, which on August 27 said athletic director Jeff Tingey had been placed on leave, now says Tingey has been fired. School President Kevin Satterlee told the Idaho State Journal that Tingey’s removal does not involve any scandal ...

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Orchard is site of new University of Idaho organic center

An orchard in Sandpoint will be the site of the University of Idaho’s new Organic Agriculture Center. The Capital Press reports the orchard, donated Aug. 1 to the university by Dennis Pence and his family, will be known as the ...

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US agency gives initial OK to Montana mine tied up in court

U.S. officials on August 28 announced approval of the first phase of a silver and copper mine beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area, yet it’s uncertain when work could begin because of a legal dispute over pollution at other sites. ...

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Idaho sheriffs say DMV software causing headaches, delays

Top Idaho officials on August 28 said they were fed up with the state’s latest driver’s license system, arguing the $10.5 million contract has failed to live up to its promises and instead has resulted in lengthy delays and chaotic ...

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US official reiterates push to move land agency out West

A high-ranking U.S. Interior Department official on August 23 reiterated the agency’s strong interest in moving its Bureau of Land Management headquarters to the American West. The move isn’t a done deal, Susan Combs, an assistant secretary at Interior, said ...

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Despite strong economy, many Americans struggling to get by

Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. That’s according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly ...

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US home prices jumped 6.3 percent from a year ago

U.S home prices climbed 6.3 percent in June from a year earlier, as affordability is becoming a greater obstacle for would-be buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose at a slightly slower pace than the 6.5 percent ...

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Horizon Air makes last flight to north-central Idaho airport

Horizon Airlines made its last flight into the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport on August 25, leaving local travelers with just one direct flight option. The Lewiston Tribune reports Delta/SkyWest is now the only air carrier still serving the Lewiston ...

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Tofurky sues to stop Missouri law over meat terminology

Vegetarian food-maker Tofurky filed a lawsuit in Missouri on August 27  seeking to defend its right to describe its products with meat terminology such as “sausage” and “hot dogs,” as long as the packaging makes clear what the ingredients are. ...

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Some states place limits on secret harassment settlements

Confidentiality agreements have come under fire during the #MeToo movement as one way abusive men have been able to hold on to their jobs, and keep harassing more women. State lawmakers are listening. They introduced bills in at least 16 ...

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