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Investment group plans redevelopment of Idaho mall (access required)

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A California-based investment group is planning to spend more than $30 million to redevelop an Idaho mall, adding multifamily housing and a hotel to the site. Idaho Press reported Thursday that Rhino Investments purchased Karcher Mall ...

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Tariffs have varying fallout in trade-heavy Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — Workers at a $1.7 billion polysilicon plant in central Washington believe President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may be their best chance for staying employed. Unable to compete with Chinese factories aided by government subsidies and ...

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Real estate title firm’s lapse exposes data in 885M files

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files. First American Financial confirmed the problem Friday after it was reported ...

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Idaho has second city with population surpassing 100K mark

Federal data shows Idaho’s largest cities have grown larger, with the state getting a second city with the population topping 100,000 residents. The Post Register reported Thursday that new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the most dramatic growth ...

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US consumer confidence hits highest level since November

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers felt more confident this month, shrugging off a rocky stock market and heightened trade tensions between the United States and China. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index rose to ...

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Yellowstone National Park visitors spent $513M in 2018

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A federal report shows visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly $513 million in neighboring communities last year. The report last week from the National Park Service indicates the spending by the park’s 4.1 ...

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Proposed Idaho powerline could help US cybersecurity efforts

Federal officials are taking public comments on a plan to build a 16.5-mile (27-kilometer) powerline at an eastern Idaho nuclear site as part of a cybersecurity effort to bolster protections for the nation’s electric grid. The U.S. Department of Energy ...

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Judge rejects plan for public land grazing allotments

An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in south-central Idaho in favor of non-native plants to increase forage for cattle and sheep. The ruling directs the U.S. Bureau ...

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Decommissioned Eastern Idaho nuclear reactor opens for tours

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho National Laboratory’s Experimental Breeder Reactor-I will open for tours on Friday. The site designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966 is now a museum that draws about 10,000 visitors a year. The ...

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