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Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted

A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in ...

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Farm profits to fall for a second consecutive year

It will be a less profitable year for farmers as low grain, milk and hog prices cut into income, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say. The abundance of grain leftover from last year’s crop and 2015’s anticipated harvest of the ...

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Health insurance companies release higher rates in Idaho

Idaho officials have released the final rate increases for health insurance plans in Idaho for 2016. Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service has the most rate hikes, averaging out to be 23 percent higher than in 2015. Company officials say ...

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US new-home sales rebound in July

Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July, with sales surging in the Northeast. The Commerce Department said new-home sales rose 5.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000, recovering from a slide in ...

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Macys.com set to move its Web team to downtown Boise (access required)

Macys.com will move a team of website workers in mid-September onto the 12th floor of the U.S. Bank Plaza tower in downtown Boise. The website arm of Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s opened a facility called a test automation center in Eagle ...

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A word with Victor Myers of Corridor Paddle Surf Shop

Victor Myers is the owner of Corridor Paddle Surf Shop, a Garden City workshop, rental service and store that will soon be home to a bar built in a former shipping container. Myers had been visiting Boise for years in ...

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Garden City landscaping companies merge, plan new HQ (access required)

Two Garden City landscaping companies have merged and will build a new 6,000-square-foot headquarters near the Fairgrounds on Alworth Street. The Cutting Edge Lawn Co. and Total Maintenance Solutions were fierce competitors for almost a decade before they joined forces ...

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Idaho senator calls for action on nuclear waste

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch on Aug. 18 called on state leaders to take action on two proposed shipments of nuclear waste. The spent fuel would be used for research at the Idaho National Laboratory, but the state’s attorney general has ...

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