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Idaho health centers receive federal funding to improve care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $955,000 to 14 health centers in Idaho. According to the agency, the federal funding will help improve the quality of health care. It will also be used to ...

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Fire Protection Association organizes in eastern Idaho

A new Rural Fire Protection Association has formed in the wake of one of the most devastating wildfires to hit eastern Idaho. The Post Register reported that Aug. 21 marks the one-year anniversary of the ignition of the 83-square-mile fire. ...

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Micron readies to double its R and D capacity (access required)

Micron Technology is doubling down on its future in developing the next generations of semiconductor memory and storage at its Federal Way headquarters in Boise. Micron in recent weeks started outfitting its newest research and development building. The structure will ...

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Planned closure of 100-plus Applebee’s won’t affect Idaho (access required)

The widely reported anticipated closure of 105 to 135 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants does not involve any of the 12 Applebee’s in Idaho, according to the franchisee that owns all the restaurants in the state. Glendale, Calif.-based DineEquity ...

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A word with Mike Sumpter of Boise State University’s Venture College (access required)

Mike Sumpter is the new executive director of the Boise State University Venture College, an off-campus program for students who want to start their own business or nonprofit. Students can take part in the four-year-old Venture College for credit or ...

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US cattle grazing plan for Idaho national monument approved

Federal officials say cattle grazing will continue at a south-central Idaho national monument known for its ancient lava flows following a challenge by an environmental group. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced this week that grazing on BLM-administered portions ...

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Groups move to ban cyanide traps that kill predator animals

Predator-killing cyanide traps such as one that sickened a boy in Idaho and killed his dog should be banned, environmental groups told the federal government August 10. The Center for Biological Diversity and other conservation groups petitioned the Environmental Protection ...

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Yellowstone visitation down in July and for the year

More than half way through the calendar year, Yellowstone National Park has seen about 5 percent fewer visitors so far this year. The National Park Service on August 9 said just over 962,400 people visited the park in July, down ...

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Idaho State University president to retire next year

Idaho State University President Arthur Vailas says he will retire next summer after more than a decade at the school. Vailas made the announcement August 9 during a monthly meeting of the Idaho State Board of Education. The announcement came ...

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