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Westmark Credit Union opens first Boise branch (access required)

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Westmark Credit Union is celebrating its first downtown Boise branch at Parkcenter on March 1. “The Treasure Valley’s hopping, and we’re trying to take advantage of the opportunity,” said Jonathan Galusha, senior vice president of branch administration. The credit union ...

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Autonomous vehicles stalled for the session (access required)

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Although an interim gubernatorial committee on autonomous vehicles issued a draft report recommending Idaho allow their testing and deployment, it’s looking like that’s not happening during this legislative session. “I have been told [the Idaho Transportation Department] is not bringing any ...

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Mountain Humane: Changing lives, one paw at a time (access required)

There’s a new building opening in Hailey this week, and it’s gone to the dogs — and cats. After 37 years, Mountain Humane staff, volunteers and critters are relocating to a new Animal Adoption and Humane Education Center. The $16 million ...

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Tribe marks completion of $35 million casino addition (access required)

A long-anticipated casino expansion in the works for the past two years recently wrapped up in Fort Hall. On Feb. 13, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes officially opened a new 85,463-square-foot casino connected to the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Events Center. Now known ...

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Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company’s anti-union stance. With millions of jobs ...

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House urges federal agency to issue steelhead fishing permit

Legislation to urge federal officials to complete work on a federal permit requested by Idaho to make sure the state can open a steelhead fishing season this fall has cleared the House. The unanimous voice vote on Tuesday sends to ...

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Budget committee approves $2.2 billion for Idaho schools

A 6 percent increase in funding for all public schools — for a total of $2.2 billion — was approved Monday by the Legislature’s budget-setting committee. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee voted unanimously on a series of school budgets for fiscal ...

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Liquor license bill being reworked (access required)

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A bill that would have made it easier for establishments that sell food to also sell liquor was held in the Senate State Affairs committee, but the bill’s sponsor hopes it can be changed before the legislative session is over ...

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