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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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Construction companies fight workplace injuries, deaths

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The surge in construction is bringing on another surge: Construction deaths and injuries. Construction companies are looking for ways to reduce these incidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles occupational injuries, and breaks them out into categories. For example, ...

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Looking for a job? DevOpsDays exhibitors are hiring (access required)

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At most computer shows, exhibitors are selling their products. But at the recent DevOpsDays Boise, exhibitors were selling themselves: All but a handful were recruiting, rather than demonstrating their wares. The conference, now in its fourth year, is intended to ...

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Local building materials supplier expands

A local building materials supplier has a new design center and showroom in the area. Johnson Brothers said the new facility is nearly three times the size of the previous space. The newly renovated building at 2230 S. Cole Road, ...

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Department of Commerce awards two IGEM grants (access required)

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The Idaho Department of Commerce has awarded two grants, totaling more than a half-million dollars, that will help two Idaho companies bring new technologies to market. The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) program, through the Department of Commerce, offers grants ...

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