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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

A federal appeals court has upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The meat industry has attempted to block the rules, which ...

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Idaho suspends plan for hired wolf hunter

Idaho Fish and Game officials say they’re suspending a plan to use a hired hunter to kill wolves in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness until at least November 2015. Jeff Gould, wildlife bureau chief for the Idaho ...

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Apple reportedly acquires Booklamp (access required)

Apple Inc. has acquired Boise book and text analysis startup Booklamp for between $10 million and $15 million. The purchase was first reported by technology news website TechCrunch and later confirmed by Apple to the website Re/Code. Booklamp CEO Aaron ...

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Nampa startup develops a fishing net with a scale (access required)

A Nampa startup is hoping to raise $25,000 to produce a new fishing net called the Lochsa that weighs fish directly in the net. The Lochsa was developed by Chase Innovations, which has offices at the Boise State University TECenter ...

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Monthly rates are going up at five Car Park lots in Boise (access required)

The Car Park, which manages two dozen parking lots in downtown Boise, has raised daily parking rates at one lot this summer and plans to increase rates for monthly parking at five lots Sept.1. The daily parking rate at the ...

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Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5B

Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each ...

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Need paralegal training? Look elsewhere, says professional association

The board of the Idaho Association of Paralegals never recommends any of the state’s training programs to those who want to enter the trade. When callers ask which schools to attend for a paralegal course, board members advise looking online ...

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Air service between Boise and Atlanta will take lots of cash (access required)

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Boise Airport are banking on community cash to restore non-stop air service between Boise and Atlanta. A Chamber fundraising campaign has pulled together $245,000 in the last two weeks. The Chamber and the ...

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Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn’t required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled July 24. The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court ...

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Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects

A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America. The White House announced the money July 24 as part of a rural conference it is holding this week. Colorado-based CoBank is ...

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