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New Idaho area code numbers to roll out next month

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Accustomed to dialing the 208 area code before an Idaho telephone number yet? Starting next month, telephone numbers with the 986 area code will be assigned to people and businesses. Ten-digit dialing became mandatory August 5. The 986 area code ...

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Idaho to hold public meetings on possible grizzly bear hunt

Idaho officials have scheduled two public meetings as part of a process to potentially open a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is gathering comments ...

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Meridian likely to be fastest-growing city in U.S.

Based on initial local population estimates, Meridian could rank as the No. 1 fastest growing city in the country once the U.S. Census Bureau releases its city populations estimates on May 24. Meridian’s population grew 8.25 percent in the past ...

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Boise State starts work on materials research structure

Boise-based Micron Technology Inc. is banking on Boise State University to supply its next generation of materials scientists and viable new materials for the future. Micron Technology Foundation supplied $25 million to the construction of the $50 million Micron Center ...

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Amid trade fight, Trump says he’ll ‘make it up’ to farmers

President Donald Trump acknowledged April 9 that farmers could be adversely affected by the escalating tariff dispute with China, but promised to make it up to them, saying they “will be better off than they ever were.” Speaking at a ...

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