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Denver appealing court ruling against urban camping ban

DENVER (AP) — The city of Denver is appealing a court ruling that found its urban camping ban to be unconstitutional. The city filed its notice of appeal Monday in Denver District Court following the Friday ruling by County Judge ...

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Utilities commission to allow Idaho Power to purchase energy

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved an agreement to allow Idaho Power to buy energy from Jackpot Solar, the commission said. The commission announced last week that it approved the purchase agreement with Jackpot Holdings LLC ...

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Idaho’s unemployment rate stays under 3%

Idaho’s unemployment rate held steady at 2.9% in November. The Idaho Department of Labor says it’s the fifth straight month at 2.9%. The agency also says Idaho’s unemployment rate has been at or under 3% for two years. About 860,000 ...

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US economic growth and consumer spending show resilience

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy, which only recently was flashing warning signs of a worrisome slowdown, is finishing the year in stronger shape, thanks to a resilient consumer, a healthy job market and interest rate cuts by the Federal ...

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Micron: fiscal 1Q earnings snapshot meets Wall Street expectations

Micron Technology Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $491 million. The Boise, Idaho-based company said it had net income of 43 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 48 cents per share. The ...

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Idaho Republicans eye property taxes, redistricting

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Property tax relief and redistricting will be high on the list of priorities in the 2020 legislative session, Idaho House Republicans say. House Republican leaders and members of the House GOP Caucus from northern Idaho met ...

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Ruling puts hold on gold exploration plans in eastern Idaho

The U.S. Forest Service violated environmental laws by failing to adequately consider potential harm to Yellowstone cutthroat trout in a Canadian mining company’s plans to expand its search for gold in eastern Idaho, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Court ...

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3 selected as possible replacements for Idaho House lawmaker

Democrats have submitted three possible replacements to fill a vacancy in the Idaho House. The Democratic Legislative Committee for District 19 sent the names Wednesday to Republican Gov. Brad Little. The committee’s first choice is Lauren Necochea, who directs the ...

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Union members from Idaho mine reject agreement with company

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Members of a union representing workers at an Idaho mine have rejected a tentative agreement that could have ended a two-and-half year strike. United Steelworkers Local 5114 and Hecla Mining Company announced a tentative agreement in ...

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Interior Department, states appeal sage grouse ruling

The Interior Department, Idaho and Wyoming are appealing a court ruling that halted a Trump administration plan to ease land-use restrictions in seven Western states that protect struggling sage grouse. The notices filed Monday say the agency and states will ...

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