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The check is no longer in the mail

Taking checks and cash off the table for Social Security and other government payments gives President Obama his needed first step in moving the U.S. toward a paperless common “currency.” A recent announcement by the Treasury Department confirmed that “all ...

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Border battle crosses the line

Hundreds of immigrants have begun crossing the border from Canada into Idaho. They are hunkering down in the valley north of Moyes Springs, cultivating their “secret” plans to move into the state and find ways to cultivate drug and human ...

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Idaho farmers make room for alternative crops (access required)

This year stands out for Bill Meadows, who for 32 years has been paying farmers to grow oilseeds that he sells around the U.S. and internationally. “We have all-time-record acres of safflower, mustard and flax,” said Meadows, who owns Mountain ...

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Regence launches Spanish-language site (access required)

Regence BlueShield has launched an all-Spanish Web site hoping to make a closer connection to Idaho’s largest minority group. Like its English-language site, Regence BlueShield’s Spanish site includes information about health and wellness issues important to the Latino community, information ...

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Backing BP

It’s not that BP is not at fault for the “spill,” or that they should be held harmless in the cleanup. It was their fault, sort of, and they should clean it up. But some of the ranters and railers ...

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More education more a family affair

I was told a story about a young mother who recently returned to college to further her education to make herself more employable. In February, the state Labor Department reported that for every job posted with the state agency, there ...

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