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For the low-income, banks are moving out of reach (access required)

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Banking isn’t easy if you’re poor. Nationwide, checking accounts are getting more expensive and fees are getting harder to avoid, according to the most recent MoneyRates.com Checking Account Fee Survey. “Compared with five years ago, monthly maintenance fees are up ...

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Breakfast Series report: Agriculture in Idaho

Agriculture contributes $3 billion to Idaho’s economy, making up 5 percent of the total state gross domestic product. Idaho is ranked first in the nation in the production of potatoes and barley, and fourth in the nation for milk and ...

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Fire damages lodge at Idaho’s famed Sun Valley ski resort

A raging fire at a base lodge at Idaho’s famed Sun Valley Resort ski area heavily damaged the building just days after the ski season ended, officials said April 19. Flames were shooting 30 feet from the roof of the ...

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Deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility’s expenses

Idaho officials have approved an agreement allowing a utility company’s $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission issued the order last April 13 that ...

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Idaho treasurer accused of misusing county credit card

Idaho commissioners have asked a county treasurer to surrender her county credit card. Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre, who is running for state treasurer, is accused of using the county credit card to make personal purchases. The purchases were discovered ...

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Five finalists named for Boise State University president

The state Board of Education has named five finalists in its search for a new Boise State University president. Fifty-three candidates applied for the position, and Boise State’s search committee picked the five after interviews with nine semifinalists. The new ...

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