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Rural Idaho counties have more active voters than urban ones

More Idaho voters are turning out for statewide elections than ever before, but many counties lag behind the U.S. average, according to data from the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office. The Pew Research Center puts average voting rate in the ...

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Drought conditions begin to creep into Idaho

Idaho is seeing more hot, dry weather and with it some parts of the state are experiencing drought. Data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows about 31 percent of the state is experiencing a moderate drought. Boise State Public Radio ...

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Idaho rejected for Women’s Business Center grant

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Idaho will continue to be one of the only states in the nation without a Women’s Business Center. None of the applicants for a Small Business Administration grant received a passing grade on the grant applications, said Christian Pennington, lender ...

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Market Snapshot – Blaine County (access required)

In its new feature, Market Snapshot, Idaho Business Review shows readers a glimpse of Idaho homes for sale in the low, medium and high price range. This week, we look at Blaine County homes. Information provided by Alicia Ralston, Ralston ...

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Idaho schools seek to spend $21 million on school safety next year

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is preparing to pitch a $21 million school safety initiative — Keep Idaho Students Safe, or KISS — to the Legislature in January. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported the initiative would, among other things, ...

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Saint Alphonsus names new CEO

A former executive who left Saint Alphonsus Health System nearly two months ago will return as its CEO. Odette Bolano will return to the hospital system after leaving in July to accept a job in Florida, the health system said ...

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A word with Ryan Stoa of Concordia University Law School (access required)

Ryan Stoa is a lawyer who teaches property law, administrative law, natural resources law and environmental law at Concordia University Law School in Boise. Stoa grew up in Minnesota, spending summers with his mother’s family in France, before studying international ...

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Alturas Capital and Wallaroos Mattress team up to buy and fill Fairview property (access required)

Spokane-based Wallaroos Mattresses & Furniture will be the new tenant in a 22,500-square-foot retail building at Fairview Avenue and Curtis Road purchased Aug. 14 by Eagle-based Alturas Capital Partners. The space was previously occupied by Carol’s Design House. Wallaroos is ...

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