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Utah banking company purchases seven Banner Bank branches (access required)

Banner Bank is has sold off seven branches in Utah to

People’s Intermountain Bank in Utah has completed its purchase of seven Banner Bank branches in Utah for a price of $250 million in loans, $165 million in deposits and the assets and liabilities of the branches. The Walla Walla, Washington ...

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Idaho governor candidate lists business assets, investments

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist on Oct. 5 said he owns 25 businesses and has 27 investments worth more than $5,000, in an announcement aimed at fulfilling a campaign promise to disclose his wealth. However, the Republican’s economic interest disclosure ...

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Adams Publishing acquiring Pioneer News media division

Family-owned Adams Publishing Group is acquiring the media division assets of the Pioneer News Group Co. in a deal that includes 22 daily and weekly newspapers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Utah. Terms of the sale that’s expected to ...

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Judge: BLM broke law in plan to sterilize Idaho wild horses

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management violated environmental law in its plan to sterilize a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho, according to a recent ruling from a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge ruled Oct. 6 the ...

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Feds remove protections for 10M acres of sage grouse habitat

Sage Grouse

The Interior Department says it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development. The plan would allow mining and other development in areas where it ...

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Ben & Jerry’s agrees to improve conditions for farmworkers

Modern stable intyerior, with manuy cows lingering about, light and spacious skylights and a farmer at work

Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s promised Oct. 3 to improve the pay and working conditions of laborers hired by the farms that provide milk for the Vermont-based company’s quirky flavors while promising to pay the farmers who employ the ...

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Western governors agree to build charging station network

Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven states. The governors of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New ...

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Boise State University campus sinkhole causes flooding, traps fire truck

Boise State University officials said a water main break caused massive flooding to stream through a main artery on the campus and trapped a fire engine inside a sinkhole. According to the university, a water main broke the evening of ...

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