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Silver mine opponents ask Montana to suspend permits

Environmentalists have asked Montana regulators to suspend permits for two silver mines citing concerns over the track record of the president of the company behind the proposals. Attorneys for Earthworks, the Clark Fork Coalition and three other groups on Oct. ...

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Otter urges end to sexual harassment amid lawsuits

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Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and First Lady Lori Otter say they are working to bring awareness to stop sexual assault and harassment and are encouraging Idahoans to also step up in their efforts. The governor’s tweeted statement highlighted the popular ...

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Student debt delaying millennial homeownership by 7 years (access required)

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Despite being in the prime years to buy their first home, an overwhelming majority of millennials with student debt do not own a home and believe this debt is to blame for what they typically expect to be a seven-year ...

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With ESOPs, ‘When things get tougher, people work harder’

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Employee Stock Ownership Plans, or ESOPs, are a way for employers to ensure that their workers have a personal stake in the success of the business. Nationally, 9,000 to 10,000 companies use ESOPs, covering 13.5 million employees, or 10 percent ...

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HP converts Boise campus to native plants to save water, energy

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HP Inc., a technology company with a 200-acre campus in northwest Boise, has converted its landscaping to native grasses that save water and energy and attract pollinators. For its work on its Idaho campus, HP was awarded a gold rating ...

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Judge: Idaho waited a year before reading prison court order

A federal judge has ruled that Idaho prison officials failed to enact court-mandated prison health care improvements for two years from 2014 to 2016 and that some of the officials did not read the court order outlining what was supposed ...

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Voter advocates push Illinois to exit multistate database

Voter rights advocates are pushing Illinois election officials to withdraw from a longtime multistate voter registration database over questions of accuracy, security and voter suppression. The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is aimed at cleaning voter records and preventing voter ...

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Ortho clinic confirmed for Boise’s West End (access required)

St. Luke's Health System will build a four-story orthopedic facility at 27th Street and Fairview Avenue in Boise. Image courtesy of St. Luke's Health System.

St. Luke’s Health System for the first time Oct. 20 acknowledged plans to build a 230,520-square-foot orthopedic facility at 27th Street and Fairview Avenue . St. Luke’s plans to consolidate three orthopedic surgery centers in Boise and Meridian and other ...

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Discrimination lawsuit filed against University of Idaho

A woman who graduated from the University of Idaho’s law school in Moscow has filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit contending the school failed to take adequate measures after she was sexually assaulted by another student. The lawsuit filed the week ...

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US home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers

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U.S. home sales rose slightly in September as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting sales. The National Association of Realtors said Oct. 20 that ...

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