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Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and intended to stigmatize women seeking medical care. Planned Parenthood filed ...

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Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years

A Dutch company that presented the world’s first lab-grown beef burger five years ago said July 17 it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants from 2021. Mosa Meat said it ...

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Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. But a majority of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics say the corporate tax ...

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Toxic workplace culture? Turn it around (access required)

Emails sent out by a higher-up at all hours of the night, demanding answers. Employees undermined at office meetings. Profanity-peppered texts, replete with ultimatums. These are just some of the telltale symptoms of a toxic workplace, where favoritism, gossip, unrealistic ...

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Family sues over deadly Tamarack Resort fire

A wrongful death lawsuit says a fireplace inside an Idaho rental resort cabin exploded, causing the death of four people. The Idaho Statesman reports Erin Smith reserved the Tamarack Resort vacation rental last year, the weekend before the Fourth of ...

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Albertsons reports year-over-year financial improvement

The Boise-based Albertsons Companies, Inc. on July 16 reported improved results for its fiscal first quarter. Albertsons posted a quarterly loss of $17.7 million for the 16 weeks ended June 16, compared with a loss of $204.9 million a year ...

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US retail sales rise at a healthy 0.5 percent pace in June

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month despite higher prices and modest wage gains, a sign of underlying consumer optimism. The Commerce Department said July 16 that sales at retailers and restaurants increased 0.5 percent in June, ...

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Idaho Central Credit Union acquires 50-acre Meridian Elks Rehab property (access required)

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Idaho Central Credit Union has acquired more than 50 acres of prime development land in Meridian for a regional mortgage and call center. The acquisition could presage a new burst of development in the area. The parcel is located along ...

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Idaho Credit Union League formalizes NWCUA merger

The merger between the Idaho Credit Union League (ICUL) and the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) is now final after a positive vote from a majority of its 184 members. The organization, which now represents credit unions from Oregon and Washington ...

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CWI halts truck-driving program, citing drop in interest

The College of Western Idaho has decided to halt new enrollment for its professional truck driving program, citing a decrease in interest. KTVB-TV reported July 12 that the move comes as Idaho and other parts of the country are seeing ...

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