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Budget committee approves $2.2 billion for Idaho schools

A 6 percent increase in funding for all public schools — for a total of $2.2 billion — was approved Monday by the Legislature’s budget-setting committee. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee voted unanimously on a series of school budgets for fiscal ...

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Liquor license bill being reworked (access required)

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A bill that would have made it easier for establishments that sell food to also sell liquor was held in the Senate State Affairs committee, but the bill’s sponsor hopes it can be changed before the legislative session is over ...

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Not so fast: Some restaurants resist third-party delivery

Food delivery services like Uber Eats and Grubhub are taking off like a rocket. But some restaurants aren’t on board. Earlier this month, Jimmy John’s sandwich chain launched a national ad campaign promising never to use third-party delivery. Jimmy John’s ...

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Sacramento tops national list for in-migration; San Francisco, Denver see high out-migration

New data from real estate brokerage Redfin indicate that Sacramento topped the nation for net in-migration during the fourth quarter, while San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Denver had the nation’s highest net outflows of population. Denver ...

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RISE gets grant to support Latinx postsecondary education

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RISE, a local education nonprofit coordinating cross-sector partners to develop community solutions for students, has received a $150,000 grant, which will go toward programs to encourage Latinx students to earn postsecondary credentials. StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring communities ...

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New Idaho law to make overdose reversal drug more available

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed legislation into law Thursday aimed at reducing the number of opioid deaths in the state by making naloxone overdose reversal medication more available. The new law approved unanimously by the Legislature alters wording in an ...

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Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly abandoned plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax ...

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Northwest Farm Credit Services increases payout (access required)

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Northwest Farm Credit Services has announced that it will pay a record $138.4 million in 2018 patronage to more than 9,000 customer-members, compared to $108.1 million for 2017. Since the patronage program began in 2000, Northwest FCS has paid more than $936 million ...

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