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Ada County won’t appeal ruling in public records lawsuit

Ada County Commissioners won’t appeal a judge’s ruling that they violated Idaho’s Public Records Act after largely rejecting records requests from four Boise-area journalists. The board of commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday not to appeal the ruling from 4th District ...

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Oregon’s capital city tells homeless to leave sidewalk camp

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — James Wilbur sat next to a blue tarp covering his tent and supplies Tuesday at a sidewalk homeless camp in Oregon’s capital city, wondering where he would sleep the next few days and weeks. Affixed to ...

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NTSB: Icy conditions during deadly South Dakota plane crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The pilot and a passenger of a small plane that crashed after taking off from a small South Dakota airport on Thanksgiving weekend, killing nine of 12 members of an Idaho family who were on ...

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US jobs data to give clues to economy amid trade uncertainty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Friday’s November jobs report will provide insight into whether steady hiring remains a source of strength for the U.S. economy even as the Trump administration’s trade conflicts have heightened uncertainties for employers. Economists have forecast that the ...

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Idaho House minority leader resigns, takes new job

The Democratic minority leader in the Idaho House announced Wednesday that he is resigning and joining the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce as vice president of government relations. Lawmaker Mat Erpelding was an articulate spokesman for his party and found ...

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Idaho governor: Idaho is least-regulated state in US

Idaho is the least-regulated state in the U.S., Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday. The Republican governor said he’s cut or simplified 75% of Idaho’s administrative rules this year and leapfrogged ahead of South Dakota as the least-regulated state. State officials ...

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Museum of Idaho receives $500,000 donation for new exhibit

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Museum of Idaho has received a $500,000 donation that will be used to create a permanent exhibit telling the history of eastern Idaho. The Post Register reports that Westmark Credit Union made the donation Friday at ...

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Idaho House Minority Leader Erpelding will resign Friday

Democratic House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding announced Wednesday that he will resign on Friday. The Boise lawmaker said in a resignation letter to Republican Gov. Brad Little and Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke that he’s joining the Boise Metro Chamber ...

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U.S. housing starts projected to increase 1.3% annually through 2023

U.S. housing starts are forecast to increase 1.3% annually in unit terms through 2023, according to a new national report. “Housing: United States,” a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports, says builders will benefit from population growth and household creation, ...

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