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Farmers markets look to growing public food assistance program for revenue (access required)

Shoppers who get food assistance from the state are becoming an increasingly important source of revenue for the small-scale farmers and producers who sell their wares at Idaho’s farmers markets. This year, ten of the state’s 57 farmers markets will ...

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Survey: Hiring outlook improves (access required)

More employers in the Boise area plan to add jobs in the third quarter, the Manpower staffing firm’s Boise office reports in the quarterly Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Twenty-four percent of employers surveyed in the Boise-Nampa metro area plan to ...

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Judge rules in favor of builder in Meridian City Hall suit (access required)

An Ada County Fourth District Court judge has ruled in favor of building contractor Petra Inc. in a lawsuit the City of Meridian filed concerning Meridian City Hall construction. Judge Ronald Wilper ruled June 10 that the city failed to ...

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U.S. Supreme Court divided in citizenship law gender bias case (access required)

An equally divided U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed a 9th Circuit ruling that upheld a law making it easier for a child of unmarried parents to obtain citizenship if the mother is a U.S. citizen than if the father is ...

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Idaho painter scores big at Oklahoma exhibition and sale (access required)

Idaho painter George Carlson was a big winner at the annual Prix de West Invitational Exhibition and Sale this month in Oklahoma, taking home the event’s Purchase Award for his painting Umatilla Rock. The 42-square-inch oil on linen painting was ...

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Boise Cascade mill closure in Emmett expected June 17 (access required)

Boise Cascade LLC will cease production at its laminated-beam manufacturing plant in Emmett June 17. The Boise-based manufacturer and distributor of wood products announced in late April it would curtail operations indefinitely at the plant, its last in Idaho. The ...

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Upcoming Medicaid changes could snarl payment system again (access required)

Idaho providers who have struggled for several months to be paid through Molina Healthcare, Idaho’s Medicaid administrator, have a new concern on the horizon. Changes in law go into effect July 1 that will add new complications to the reimbursement ...

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New Middleton High School is superior event venue (access required)

Middleton’s larger new high school will enable the school’s athletic teams to compete at a higher level. The school, which replaces a school rebuilt after a February 2007 fire,  is back on the calendar for the girls’ division 3A basketball tournament, Idaho ...

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Hecla will pay $263M to settle case

The largest mining company in Idaho’s Silver Valley will pay $263.4 million plus interest to settle one of the nation’s largest Superfund lawsuits – one of the top 10 such settlements in history, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The ...

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AP data show states’ budget challenges differ

The country is pulling out of the Great Recession, but an Associated Press review of 50 balance sheets shows state budgets ravaged by declining tax revenue and bank accounts far leaner than they were when the downturn took hold. Many ...

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