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Mid-sized farms are on the decline in Idaho and nationwide

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Gary Marshall has a small alfalfa farm in Osgood. It’s surrounded by much larger farms. He bought the land 28 years ago — at the time it was 40 acres. Two years ago he bought ...

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Upscale senior living finds a home in Treasure Valley

EAGLE — The Wolff Co.’s new apartment community is the latest example of rental housing that caters to affluent seniors, especially those who may have burned out on the task of rustling up dinner every night. Units range between $2,850 to ...

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Idaho laws are grounding drone business, owners report (access required)

Idaho could be a market leader in drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but state and local laws get in the way. That was one conclusion of the Idaho Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Situational Awareness Workshop, sponsored by the ...

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US home prices outpaced income growth in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home prices in 2018 climbed 4.5%, while incomes grew 3.2%, according to CoreLogic real estate figures and government wage data released Friday. The gap suggests that affordability is worsening. Still, this gap appears to be narrowing relative ...

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Federal agency taking comments on predator killing in Idaho

A plan to kill wolves and other predators that attack livestock, deer and elk in Idaho is the subject of an environmental study that will include public comment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. “We’re going into this with ...

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Court rejects challenge to regulation of gun silencers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers Monday, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia. The justices did not comment in turning ...

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California has housing crisis, Legislature has no fix yet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crisis. Emergency. California lawmakers are describing the state’s housing crunch in dire terms. But few seem to agree on what to do about it. The political wrangling over the last few weeks around bills to cap ...

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Surgical group announces joint venture with Eastern Idaho hospitals (access required)

Physician-owned Skyline Surgery Center said it will partner with three Eastern Idaho hospitals to expand services for their patients. The joint venture includes Pocatello-based Portneuf Medical Center, Blackfoot-based Bingham Memorial Hospital and Idaho Falls-based Mountain View Hospital, Skyline said in ...

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Catching up with The Career Index as it lands a big Veterans Administration contract (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene company that developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to remind social service clients of necessary tasks has landed a big contract with the federal Veterans Administration. “It’s a national contract for vocational ...

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