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Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end borrowing

A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years. The bill sets aside more than $20 ...

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Idaho has Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. cities from north to south

Five Idaho cities made various Top 10 fastest-growing metropolitan and micropolitan area lists released March 22 by the U.S. Census Bureau in the wake of the bureau’s December announcement that Idaho is the No. 1 fastest-growing state. Coeur d’Alene and ...

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Community commits funding for Bogus Basin construction (access required)

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area continues to add summer attractions as it transforms itself into a year-round destination. Since April 2017, the resort has raised more than $6.2 million to bridge the estimated gap toward its projected $20 million, 10-year ...

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YMCA plus park, library and St. Luke’s equals a Meridian collaboration called The Hill (access required)

The YMCA, St. Luke’s Health System, Meridian Parks & Recreation, West Ada School District and Meridian Library will unveil a grand collaboration May 25 at what is being called The Hill on Meridian’s south side. On that day, the South ...

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Idaho bill to provide health insurance for poor stalls again

An Idaho health care proposal to provide insurance to the state’s neediest population met its death once again on March 21. Repeating the actions taken earlier this year, House lawmakers sidestepped debating the merits of the health care bill by ...

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Idaho extends financial adviser contract on land dealings

Idaho officials are extending the contract of a financial adviser assisting with reinvesting millions from the sale of commercial and residential real estate. The Idaho Land Board retained Callan LLC through June 2019 for $150,000 annually. “They’ve got a lot ...

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Bird experts seek answers to glass-bird collisions (access required)

The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis and other wildlife advocates are bringing some of the nation’s top bird mortality experts to town as they renew their push to protect birds from fatal collisions with the glass walls of U.S. Bank Stadium. ...

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