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Study: Pets now outnumber kids in apartments

As apartment residents, pets can be problematic. They sometimes scratch floors and walls; they make noise, and they make other things. But rental property managers and owners who don’t allow pets in this day and age are missing out on ...

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Impact Group adds Western grocery broker (access required)

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In its tenth acquisition since 2016, grocery broker Impact Group has purchased Co-Sales, an independent food brokerage company based in Tucson, Arizona. The acquired company represents a range of consumer products across a variety of retailer categories, and operates out ...

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Idaho Falls man sentenced to up to 20 years after bank heist

An Idaho Falls man accused of robbing a bank and making bomb threats has been sentenced to six to 20 years in prison. The Post Register reports 28-year-old Matthew Todd Baker was arrested last October after he robbed a bank. ...

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Lawsuit: Charging students fees violates Idaho Constitution

Lawyer Robert Huntley, a former Idaho Supreme Court Justice, has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court, urging Idaho school districts to stop charging students fees. The lawsuit names every school district in Idaho as defendants, and it lists every ...

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Hop acreage up in Washington, Idaho and nationwide

U.S. hop acreage is forecast at a record 53,282 acres this year, up 4 percent over last year, with new acreage and plantings entering full production. The Capital Press reports that the 2018 forecast for Washington is 39,273 acres, which ...

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Idaho call center lays off more than 600 workers

More than 600 workers have lost their jobs at a southwestern Idaho call center. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that Sykes Corporation’s call center in Boise made the layoffs of 640 workers public in a notice filed with the Idaho Department ...

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US adds a solid 213,000 jobs; unemployment up to 4 percent

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. The job growth wasn’t enough to keep the ...

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