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Kimberly family finds its niche in mint

KIMBERLY, Idaho (AP) — You may not recognize a mint farmer by the looks of him, but his aromatic crop is unmistakable. Its sweet, spicy-cool scent makes mint one of man’s most valued herbs. Black Mitcham peppermint resembles alfalfa in ...

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Treasury grants further relief on IRS withholding penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department announced Friday that it is expanding again the relief it grants taxpayers who had too little in income taxes withheld from their paychecks in the first year of a sweeping tax overhaul. Treasury said ...

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Starting teacher pay raised to $40,000 in Idaho

Starting teacher pay will increase to $40,000 annually in a move Idaho lawmakers hope will attract and keep more teachers in the state. Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday signed into law the legislation that received overwhelming support in the House ...

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Boise ranks No. 2 for on-time flights (access required)

A new study by InsureMyTrip reveals Boise Airport is one of the best airports in the country when it comes to on-time performance. The airport ranked the second best, with one of the lowest percentages of cancelled flights (less than ...

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Twin Falls economic development hires spokesdog (access required)

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To help promote its economic development efforts, Twin Falls is going to the dogs. The city, which became a Metropolitan Statistical Area in January 2018, launched a website, www.twinfallsidaho.org, to help promote the region and was looking for the perfect ...

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Blue Cross of Idaho will fund $800K in College of Idaho scholarships

Idaho’s largest health plan will partner with the College of Idaho to fund two full-tuition scholarships for exemplary students pursuing any major. On March 15, Blue Cross said it will underwrite two of the college’s five Heritage Scholarships over 12 years, ...

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Stanford University launches Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Stanford University is launching a new institute to study, guide and develop human-centered artificial intelligence technologies and applications. The mission of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) is to advance artificial intelligence (AI) research, education, policy and practice ...

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Arena plans moving forward at U of I (access required)

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously March 14 to approve the University of Idaho’s funding request to build the planned $46 million Idaho Central Credit Union Arena. As part of the financing package, U of I officials asked ...

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Post Falls teen aiming to beat her own cookie sales record

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Mikayla Butler is so good at selling Girl Scout Cookies, even the sweet-smelling candles in her house remind visitors that it’s time to put in their orders. The Post Falls High School junior and Troop ...

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