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Albertsons sued for $1 billion over grocery deal

The small grocery chain Haggen is suing the Boise-based Albertsons for more than $1 billion, alleging the supermarket giant engaged in efforts to eliminate it as a viable competitor in five states. The lawsuit, filed Sept. 1 in federal court ...

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TitleOne acquires Sun Valley Title Company (access required)

The Boise-based TitleOne has acquired Sun Valley Title Company. “This is just another step in our strategy to become a regional, independent title agent,” TitleOne CEO Mark Tidd said of the Aug. 31 move. The 20-year-old Sun Valley Title Company ...

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West Ada opens computer science magnet school

Sophomore Chris Johnson smiled in what he said is “by far my favorite class” at Centennial High School.  He is a four-year track to earn a computer programing certification so he’ll be instantly employable when he graduates. “I love computers,” ...

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A word with Jaap Vos, head of the University of Idaho’s bioregional planning and community design program. (access required)

Jaap Vos started work this summer as head of the University of Idaho’s bioregional planning and community design program. Before moving to Idaho in 2012 to work at Boise State University, Vos, who is a native of the Netherlands, spent ...

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USDA to approve Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world. “For historical reasons and current agriculture ...

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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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