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Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird, officials ...

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Employee claims hostile environment at Canyon County Coroner office

An employee of a coroner’s office in western Idaho has filed a notice of a tort claim that alleges she was harassed by the outgoing coroner. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports Canyon County Deputy Coroner Lori LaRoche filed the notice in ...

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US sales of new homes slipped 1.5 percent in April

Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April, held down by a shortage of affordable houses in the most desirable areas and sharp pullback in purchases in the western United States. The Commerce Department said May 23 that ...

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Idaho, other western states change their branding for international markets

A group of five western states that banded together nearly three decades ago to market the region internationally is changing its brand. Idaho, the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Montana  are dropping the “Real America” brand in favor of “The Great American ...

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Judge John Stegner appointed to Idaho Supreme Court

Veteran Second District Judge John Stegner of Moscow has been appointed to fill the Idaho Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Warren Jones. Stegner was one of four finalists nominated for the position by the Idaho Judicial ...

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Lawsuit seeks repayment of fees charged by Idaho schools

A class-action lawsuit is seeking the repayment of fees that many Idaho public schools charge students for classes, supplies and activities. The Idaho Statesman reports the lawsuit filed earlier in May in federal court claims the fees amount “a form ...

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