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Wine commission touts growth of industry in state

Grape things are happening this June in the Gem State. That’s the goal when restaurants, wineries, cideries, vineyards and grocery stores around the state host special events and tastings to celebrate the 10th annual Idaho Wine and Cider Month. The ...

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Former ICOM dean to launch Kansas osteopathic school (access required)

Dr. Robert Hasty, a doctor of osteopathy who last year opened Idaho’s first medical school, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, will be joining The Kansas Health Science Center as its founding dean and chief academic officer, the ...

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Idaho finds ‘reasonable variances’ in oil, gas well numbers

An investigation by Idaho officials into a Texas-based oil company’s production reporting from nine natural gas and oil wells in southwestern Idaho has found what state officials describe as reasonable variances. Idaho Department of Lands investigator Dave Schwarz told the ...

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Litehouse expands eastward with food company purchase

Litehouse Inc., a Sandpoint, Idaho-based maker of refrigerated salad dressings, dips, cheese, freeze-dried herbs and packaged goods, will invest $46 million to buy and expand Sky Valley Foods and establish its first East Coast production facility in Virginia, a transaction ...

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Analysis: Boise’s boom may not be sustainable — and Idaho’s education system is part of problem

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on May 28, 2019 Boise’s economic boom might not be sustainable — and Idaho’s educational system poses part of the problem. That sobering analysis comes from The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C. think tank. In a ...

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Idaho Supreme Court: No cap on awards for whistleblowers

There is no cap on how much money juries can award whistleblowers who successfully sue their employers, the Idaho Supreme Court said in a unanimous ruling. Idaho’s tort claim law limits the amount of money that can be awarded to ...

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Idaho, Oregon OK water certifications for hydroelectric dams

Idaho and Oregon have completed key elements in a process that will allow the license renewal for a major hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border, an Idaho utility said Tuesday. Idaho Power said the two states ...

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USDA says states can’t block hemp transports

photo of industrial hemp

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says states can’t block the interstate transportation of hemp, but law enforcement in Idaho says it won’t follow those guidelines. Hemp doesn’t get a person high, but it still contains trace amounts of the chemical ...

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CBH built momentum in 2018 (access required)

Meridian’s CBH Homes is making a significant impression on a list of top U.S. home builders. Builder Magazine, which tracks the industry, ranked CBH as the 37th largest home builder in the United States in 2018, up 16 spots from ...

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