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Tribe marks completion of $35 million casino addition (access required)

A long-anticipated casino expansion in the works for the past two years recently wrapped up in Fort Hall. On Feb. 13, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes officially opened a new 85,463-square-foot casino connected to the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Events Center. Now known ...

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Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company’s anti-union stance. With millions of jobs ...

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House urges federal agency to issue steelhead fishing permit

Legislation to urge federal officials to complete work on a federal permit requested by Idaho to make sure the state can open a steelhead fishing season this fall has cleared the House. The unanimous voice vote on Tuesday sends to ...

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Chairman of the Idaho Republican Party resigns (access required)

The chairman of the Idaho Republican Party has resigned. The party in a statement on Tuesday released Jonathan Parker’s resignation letter he sent on Monday. Parker says he’s resigning because the effort of maintaining a full-time job and being fully ...

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Budget committee approves $2.2 billion for Idaho schools

A 6 percent increase in funding for all public schools — for a total of $2.2 billion — was approved Monday by the Legislature’s budget-setting committee. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee voted unanimously on a series of school budgets for fiscal ...

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Liquor license bill being reworked (access required)

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A bill that would have made it easier for establishments that sell food to also sell liquor was held in the Senate State Affairs committee, but the bill’s sponsor hopes it can be changed before the legislative session is over ...

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BOMA speakers look beyond the boom (access required)

Idaho will have to compete with surrounding states for talented workers in the coming years, and the Gem State is at a disadvantage because it lacks funding mechanisms for local governments to fuel growth, such as school bonds and local ...

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Not so fast: Some restaurants resist third-party delivery

Food delivery services like Uber Eats and Grubhub are taking off like a rocket. But some restaurants aren’t on board. Earlier this month, Jimmy John’s sandwich chain launched a national ad campaign promising never to use third-party delivery. Jimmy John’s ...

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Preservationists encourage renovation, not demolition of apartments (access required)

Historic preservationists, nearby residents and diehard fans of Art Deco architecture are rallying to save the Travis Apartment building, which has been a landmark of its West Downtown neighborhood since its completion in 1937. One of the apartment building’s owners ...

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