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Micron results are good news for Boise (access required)

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To no one’s surprise, Micron Technology issued barnburning results on June 20. Total revenue was $7.8 billion, up 6 percent from the previous quarter and 40 percent from the prior year. Non-GAAP gross margins expanded to a record 61 percent, ...

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Judge: Feds failed to justify Idaho wildlife-killing plans

A federal agency’s justifications for killing coyotes and mountain lions and other predators in Idaho to protect livestock and other wildlife such as elk violate environmental laws because they lack a scientific review, a federal court has ruled. U.S. District ...

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Scores for SAT college entrance test drop slightly in Idaho

Early statewide results show that Idaho 11th-graders did slightly worse on this year’s SAT college entrance exam than in 2017. The state Department of Education released data the week of June 18 revealing how students preformed on standardized tests they ...

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Big Wood Canal Co. buys Magic Dam hydroelectric facility

Shoshone, Idaho-based Big Wood Canal Co. has bought the hydroelectric facility at Magic Dam and has applied to transfer the facility’s license. The Idaho Mountain Express reports Magic Reservoir Hydroelectric Inc., a subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Co., had owned ...

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Montana seeks judge’s order to ban Hecla CEO

Montana environmental regulators asked a judge on June 25 to ban the head of a giant mining company from exploring or opening any new mines in the state until he is no longer in violation of Montana’s “bad actor” law. ...

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Media merger would create 3rd-largest TV station group in US

Gray Television Inc. and Raycom Media Inc. are announcing a merger that would create the third-largest television broadcast group in the United States. Georgia-based Gray and Alabama-based Raycom said Monday they’ve entered into an agreement to combine the companies in ...

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