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Puerto Ricans could ease South Dakota dairy labor shortage

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Unable to find enough workers to carry out the painstaking tasks of milk production, dairy producers in South Dakota hope to tap into a different labor force: unemployed residents of Puerto Rico. It could be a tonic both for dairy ...

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Signs now distinguish The Grove Hotel (access required)

Twenty years after opening, The Grove Hotel is using large signs to announce its presence in downtown Boise. Downtown’s largest hotel on Jan. 12 and Jan. 13 installed nearly 17-foot-tall The Grove Hotel Signs on either side of the River ...

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Opposition stalls end of Yellowstone grizzly protections

A deluge of opposition from dozens of American Indian tribes, conservation groups and some scientists is tying up a decision on lifting protections for more than 700 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National park. Officials had planned to finalize ...

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Wine without hassle: Washington state eyes store refills

A proposed measure in Washington state would allow wine lovers to fill reusable containers known as growlers from taps at grocery stores, wine boutiques and other places licensed to sell wine in the state. House Bill 1039, sponsored by Democratic ...

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Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments on public defense reform

Idaho’s Supreme Court will soon decide whether to revive an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the state over its faulty public defense system. Attorneys on both sides told the high court Jan. 11 that they agree Idaho’s public defense ...

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Report: U.S. to become net exporter of energy in 15 years (access required)

The United States will become a net exporter of energy within the next 15 years under most scenarios examined by the U.S. Department of Energy, according to a report released in the first week of January. FuelFix.com reports the department’s Annual ...

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Winter storm puts the freeze on Boise business (access required)

Days of snow and ice in the Treasure Valley have hit businesses by cutting back deliveries, lowering customer traffic and creating liability problems. But customers seem to understand. “I have not been sending our drivers out on the days when ...

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The days of big data lie ahead for accountants (access required)

There’s a revolution brewing in public accounting, with big data poised to transform many aspects of how CPA firms do business and service their clients. With access to unprecedented volumes of data and new tools to analyze it becoming available, ...

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