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Trump: Canada ‘will be out’ of trade deal unless it’s ‘fair’

President Donald Trump warned Canada on Sept. 1 that it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress “interfere” with the ...

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Breakfast Series report – Power of Choice: Energy in Idaho

Introduction Idaho has long enjoyed the benefit of low power costs. As the Treasure Valley’s population grows, Idaho utilities are looking for ways to keep up with the growth and to keep power affordable. Researchers, interest groups and utilities are ...

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Judge blocks Saturday’s grizzly hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

A federal judge on August 30 temporarily blocked the opening of the first public grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho in more than 40 years, as he considers whether the government was wrong to lift federal protections on the ...

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Micron announces $3B expansion in Virginia

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The Boise-based Micron, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, is making a $3 billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said August 29 that Micron Technology’s decision to ...

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Idaho State athletic director fired as teams struggle to win

Idaho State University, which on August 27 said athletic director Jeff Tingey had been placed on leave, now says Tingey has been fired. School President Kevin Satterlee told the Idaho State Journal that Tingey’s removal does not involve any scandal ...

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Coeur d’Alene firm develops virtual assistant for agencies

A Coeur d’Alene company has developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to help remind social service clients of tasks they need to do, freeing employees for more individualized interactions. Career Index Corp. has developed SARA, or Semi ...

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I-84 will be widened between Franklin Boulevard and Karcher Road in Nampa (access required)

Construction to widen Interstate 84 in Nampa to three lanes between Franklin Boulevard and Karcher Road should start sometime in October after an Aug. 29 confirmation of a $90.2 million federal grant. This $150 million projects widens another 2.8 miles ...

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Orchard is site of new University of Idaho organic center

An orchard in Sandpoint will be the site of the University of Idaho’s new Organic Agriculture Center. The Capital Press reports the orchard, donated Aug. 1 to the university by Dennis Pence and his family, will be known as the ...

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