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Trade pain: Small companies hit by import, export tariffs

Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade issues. Before the European ...

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Construction costs keep going up as tariffs take hold (access required)

With new tariffs imposed on imported steel and aluminum, the cost of construction materials rose again in June. The cost of inputs to the construction industry increased by 9.6 percent on average from June 2017 to June 2018, according to ...

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Eastern Idaho high school finds lead in water

An eastern Idaho high school is supplying bottled water to summer school students after tests found lead in the water at a number of sources. Officials tell the Post Register that tests last week found a lead level of 35 ...

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Sprinkler system failed during Ketchum ski lodge fire

Investigators say a failure in the sprinkler system for a Ketchum ski lodge where a massive fire broke out exacerbated fire, smoke and water damage to the building. According to a report written by the Ketchum Fire Department, the April ...

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Idaho commission sees increase in sexual harassment claims

The Idaho Human Rights Commission says it has seen a noticeable increase in sexual harassment complaints following the explosion of the #MeToo movement. Nearly a third out of all 88 complaints surrounding possible employee discrimination have included sexual harassment as ...

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HotShot app limits access by hourly workers

An Idaho Falls developer has created a messaging application that protects employers from labor claims by ensuring that hourly employees can only read messages about work during working hours. Hourly employees working off the clock can be expensive, said Aaron ...

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Northwest — including Idaho — is a hotbed of nuclear research (access required)

rendering of molten salt reactor

The next generation of nuclear power is making its way toward Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as two small modular reactors (SMRs) work their way through the regulatory process. SMRs are smaller than traditional nuclear reactors, but are less expensive to ...

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Micron served with Chinese DRAM injunction (access required)

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Micron said it has received a preliminary injunction regarding computer chips it sells in China, but said it should not affect its earnings much. The preliminary injunction enjoins the company’s Chinese subsidiaries from manufacturing, selling, or importing certain Crucial and Ballistix-branded ...

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Historical horse racing’ qualifies for Idaho ballot

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says a proposal to legalize historical horse racing betting terminals will be on the Idaho ballot in November. Denney announced July 10 that the ballot initiative collected enough valid signatures from the required amount of ...

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Judge: Experts can testify that Roundup linked to cancer

Evidence that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer seems “weak,” but experts can still make that claim at trial, a U.S. judge ruled July 10. The decision by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco allows hundreds of lawsuits ...

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