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Tiny Hagerman museum seeks to revive interest in forgotten artist

An Idaho-born landscape painter who traveled the world on the strength of his sales, had one-man shows in New York and commissioned a studio by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is mostly forgotten now. Except by a southern Idaho historical ...

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Bridge on Idaho-Oregon backcountry byway replaced

Workers are replacing a bridge on the Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway that connects remote areas of southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in a news release August 25 said work on the Current Creek Bridge ...

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Former Idaho governor and Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus dies

Former Interior Secretary Cecil V. Andrus, who engineered the conservation of millions of acres of Alaska land during the Carter administration, has died. He was 85. Andrus died late August 23 of complications from lung cancer, daughter Tracy Andrus said. ...

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Pace of US home sales in July reached lowest level of 2017

Americans retreated from buying homes in July as sales sank to their lowest level of the year. The National Association of Realtors said August 24 that sales of existing homes fell 1.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...

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Activists press Idaho GOP senator on health care

Idaho’s U.S. Sen. Jim Risch said August 24 that Congress needs to find a bipartisan solution to improving health care in the United States. The Republican lawmaker spoke out on health care after a small group of activists surprised Risch ...

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2nd former Chobani employee sues accusing age discrimination

A second former employee of Chobani has accused the yogurt company of age discrimination. The Times-News reported Virginia Tucker, who worked as a maintenance technician at the Twin Falls yogurt plant from January 2013 until she was fired in June ...

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US interior chief says he won’t eliminate protected lands

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced August 24 he won’t seek to eliminate any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press to change some boundaries and left open the possibility of ...

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Judge: Bears near Idaho-Canada border merit endangered status

Animals and plants can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction, a judge ruled in overturning the U.S. government’s re-classification of a small population of grizzly bears living in the forests of Montana and ...

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US new-home sales fell in July, yet still ahead of last year

Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 9.4 percent in July, the sharpest one-month drop in nearly a year. But the decline followed strong sales in previous months, and sales so far this year are outpacing last year’s. The Commerce Department ...

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