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A photographer’s survey of Idaho’s historic courthouses

Retired attorney Ron Sipherd took these photos of Idaho courthouses on two trips with his wife in 2007 and 2011. Sipherd, an active amateur photographer, has photographed 24 out of the 44 county courthouses in Idaho. Sipherd started out casually, ...

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Another endangered species: Historic Idaho courthouses

When people talk about “America’s crumbling infrastructure,” they usually mean roads and bridges. But another piece of America’s infrastructure is crumbling: county courthouses. With some county courthouses dating to the years before Idaho became a state, repairs are due. Apart ...

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Health care industry branches into fresh meals, rides to gym

That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab. The cleaning crew that fixed up your apartment while you recovered from a stroke? The hospital staff helped set that up. Health care is shifting ...

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Idaho is among the lowest in the US for number of women judges

Idaho ranks nearly last in the nation when it comes to the percentage of women judges on the state’s courts. But nearly last is a slight improvement: In 2012, Idaho had the lowest percentage in the nation at just 12 ...

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D.L. Evans Bank opens its first Utah branch

Burley-based D.L. Evans banks has opened its first out-of-state branch in Tremonton, Utah, 22 miles south of the Idaho state line at the junction of Interstate 84 and 15. The Magic Valley bank, established in 1904 in Albion, has spent ...

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Goodwill arrives in Idaho Falls (access required)

The first Goodwill Store in Idaho Falls will open August 2 in a former Hastings Entertainment space on 17th Street, the city’s primary east-west commercial corridor. Goodwill opened its first Twin Falls store in November in another Hastings vacancy. Both ...

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Albertsons opens its concept Market Street store (access required)

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Years from now, Albertsons-branded Market Street specialty supermarkets could roll out across the country. Market Street is an Albertsons innovation that adds specialty items like alligator tail sirloin and the British pudding oddity spotted dick. The new store type also ...

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NCAA to study possible effects of widespread legal wagering

The NCAA plans to study how the expansion of legalized betting could affect college athletics and member schools. The NCAA announced July 19 it will create a working group of “subject matter experts” to assess areas such as officiating, NCAA ...

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