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New Wyoming lottery sellers take a run at Idaho business

Some business owners in Wyoming are hoping the new statewide lottery is a winner for their bottom lines. “I’m hoping it brings out more foot traffic into my store,” said Kurt Garland, owner of the Etna Trading Co. in the ...

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Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams July 30, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from uploading ...

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A word with John Boyd, CEO of Mission Aviation Fellowship (access required)

‘With the Ebola outbreak, MAF pilots went in first’ From a cluster of buildings next to the Nampa airport, John Boyd, the president and CEO of Mission Aviation Fellowship-US, oversees an organization with a $50 million budget, 52 airplanes, 200 ...

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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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