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Federal protection sought for wild horses in West

Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in 13,000 years and deserves protection under the Endangered Species Act alongside ...

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E. Idaho sheep station could close later this year

A U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in eastern Idaho that is being sued by environmental groups could close later this year. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack recently informed Congress of the decision to shut down the facility north of Dubois ...

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Business Briefs: Idaho was a leader in new construction jobs in May

Idaho ranks fifth in the nation for creating new construction jobs Idaho was a leader in creating new construction jobs last month. According to data from the Associated General Contractors of America, Idaho had 35,700 construction jobs compared to 34,700 ...

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D.L. Evans buying Idaho Banking Co. for $10 million (access required)

D.L. Evans Bank will acquire Idaho Banking Co. in bankruptcy proceedings, with a sale price close to quadruple an original offer made by Banner Bank. The $10 million acquisition makes D.L. Evans Bank the seventh-largest bank in the Treasure Valley ...

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Hundreds gather to pay homage to IBR’s Accomplished Under 40

For the 15th year, Idaho Business Review’s event honoring 40 Accomplished Under 40 drew a crowd of professionals, community movers and shakers. They were lauded by past honorees, colleagues, and family members and friends. About 450 were in attendance Thursday, ...

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Idaho Falls chosen for $1.5 million crisis center

State officials have selected Idaho Falls as the site of a new $1.5 million behavioral-health crisis center, a decision some lawmakers said appeared to be influenced by politics. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter made the announcement June 26 at the ...

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Survey: ag lenders less optimistic (access required)

Agricultural lenders across the U.S. showed less optimism this spring than they did last fall, according to a survey released by Kansas State University. Lenders said they expect farm loan volumes to continue to rise, though they expect land values ...

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Judge: ‘A lot to think about’ in ag filming case (access required)

Idaho’s law punishing those who secretly film agricultural operations doesn’t limit free speech because the First Amendment right does not exempt trespassing on private property, state attorneys argued. They made the argument in front of U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill ...

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Mountain America Credit Union to settle discrimination claim (access required)

Mountain America Credit Union will pay $25,000 to settle allegations that it discriminated against a potential borrower who was on maternity leave. The credit union, which is based in Utah and has branches in Idaho, will pay $10,000 to the ...

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