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A change of leadership at Idaho Department of Commerce

The Idaho Statehouse.

Idaho Department of Commerce Director Megan Ronk is leaving her government post after two years to serve in a new business development position at Idaho Power. Ronk begins work as director of business innovation and development Jan. 2, a spokesman ...

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US new-home sales jumped 6.2 percent in October

A home under construction in north Boise.

Americans bought new homes in October at the fastest pace in a decade — a 6.2 percent monthly increase that reflects both the underlying strength of the economy and the worsening shortage of existing homes for sale. The Commerce Department ...

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Universities are working to sweeten stevia’s taste, US yield

Stevia leaves.

University researchers are leading an effort to improve the taste of a natural sweetener, and sweeten its yield in the United States. Michigan State in East Lansing school has received a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

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Deer hunting limited in Idaho, other states after tough winter

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Hunting guide Mike Clark normally has more than 20 clients lined up each fall for trips deep into Wyoming’s western wilderness to shoot mule deer, prized by hunters for their size and impressive antlers. But unusually cold weather and heavy ...

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