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Judge blocks Saturday’s grizzly hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

A federal judge on August 30 temporarily blocked the opening of the first public grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho in more than 40 years, as he considers whether the government was wrong to lift federal protections on the ...

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Micron announces $3B expansion in Virginia

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The Boise-based Micron, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, is making a $3 billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said August 29 that Micron Technology’s decision to ...

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Group buys Idaho ranch to protect bighorn sheep habitat

A conservation group has purchased a 4.5-square-mile ranch in Idaho with the purpose of protecting bighorn sheep. Portland, Oregon-based Western Rivers Conservancy purchased the Ten Mile Creek Ranch near Lewiston the week of August 20, the Lewiston Tribune reported. The ...

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Broad Street gets another large apartment proposal

Broad Street’s fourth multi-story housing project in the past two years surfaced Aug. 28 with a proposed eight-story mixed-use project at Third and Myrtle streets. The 142-unit 3rd & Myrtle or Boise Caddis would fill the block bounded by Broad, ...

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Idaho State athletic director fired as teams struggle to win

Idaho State University, which on August 27 said athletic director Jeff Tingey had been placed on leave, now says Tingey has been fired. School President Kevin Satterlee told the Idaho State Journal that Tingey’s removal does not involve any scandal ...

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Coeur d’Alene firm develops virtual assistant for agencies

A Coeur d’Alene company has developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to help remind social service clients of tasks they need to do, freeing employees for more individualized interactions. Career Index Corp. has developed SARA, or Semi ...

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I-84 will be widened between Franklin Boulevard and Karcher Road in Nampa (access required)

Construction to widen Interstate 84 in Nampa to three lanes between Franklin Boulevard and Karcher Road should start sometime in October after an Aug. 29 confirmation of a $90.2 million federal grant. This $150 million projects widens another 2.8 miles ...

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