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Horse racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law

A group seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho has accused the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of breaking state law while attempting to deter the success of their petition, adding they have alerted law enforcement officials to investigate. According to ...

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US existing home sales rose 1.1 percent in March

U.S. sales of existing homes increased 1.1 percent on a monthly basis in March, which suggests that buyers are undeterred by the dwindling number of properties available on the market. The National Association of Realtors said April 23 that homes ...

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Renowned architect embraces Boise main library project (access required)

International architect Moshe Safdie designs on the grandest scale: Raffles City in Chongqing, China; Marina Bay Sands in Singapore; and dozens more. Architectural Digest spotlighted 11 iconic Moshe Safdie buildings in 2016. And now the Somerville, Massachusetts-based Safdie Architects is ...

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Retracting bollards, new irrigation and tree work ties up Eighth Street (access required)

Eighth Street is getting a spring makeover before the Capital City Development Corp. hands over ownership of its two-block stretch of the downtown event street to the city of Boise. CCDC is focusing on the furnishings area between the sidewalks ...

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Idaho Power rate drop is likely larger for small business customers (access required)

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Idaho businesses that use Idaho Power are likely to a 4.5 percent to 6.6 percent reduction in their power costs starting June 1. There are three separate components to the rate reduction, explained Jordan Rodriguez, corporate communications specialist for Idaho ...

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Idaho Supreme Court rules on slip-and-fall lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court must once again review a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Walmart. The Idaho Statesman reports Diane Brooks sued the retail giant for negligence in November 2014 after slipping and falling in a ...

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Central Idaho county exploring public defense options

Blaine County commissioners say they are contemplating establishing an in-house office to provide representation for poor people caught in the criminal justice system. The discussion comes at a time when Idaho is facing a class-action lawsuit over allegations the state’s ...

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For the low-income, banks are moving out of reach (access required)

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Banking isn’t easy if you’re poor. Nationwide, checking accounts are getting more expensive and fees are getting harder to avoid, according to the most recent MoneyRates.com Checking Account Fee Survey. “Compared with five years ago, monthly maintenance fees are up ...

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