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Idaho employer to pay over $47K in unpaid overtime, travel

A federal agency has ordered an Idaho company to pay four employees tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid overtime and travel time after the company violated labor laws. An investigation by the U.S. Labor Department found that Intermountain Concrete ...

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County, governor support refugee resettlement in Idaho

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho became the latest state to signal its willingness to continue accepting refugees for resettlement despite a presidential order giving state and local governments the ability to refuse them. Twin Falls County commissioners unanimously approved ...

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Idaho fire department moves to dismiss ex-employee lawsuit

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho fire officials have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by the department’s former assistant chief claiming he was fired for publicly opposing a proposed ambulance service fee. An attorney representing the Kuna Rural Fire ...

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Idaho Medicaid expansion signups lower than expected so far

Not nearly as many Idaho residents have signed up through Monday for Medicaid under the state’s voter-approved expanded coverage compared to the number of those eligible. About 52,000 people have signed up out of an estimated 91,000 who meet requirements. ...

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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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