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Nampa day care’s license suspended after leaving child in park

Authorities have suspended a southwestern Idaho day care’s state license after workers left a 3-year-old behind at a local park. Little Angels Daycare/Preschool Operator Angelina Diordyuk told the Idaho Press July 19 that staff didn’t realize that the child was ...

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Idaho unemployment holds steady at 2.9 percent

Idaho’s unemployment rate in June remained unchanged from the previous month at 2.9 percent. The Idaho Department of Labor on July 20 said June was the 10th consecutive month Idaho’s unemployment rate was at or below 3 percent. The agency ...

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Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary. Norwich University announced July 17 that it will ...

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Foreign direct investments are down in the U.S., small in Idaho (access required)

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Foreign direct investments to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses hit $259.6 billion in 2017, down 32 percent from $379.7 billion in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). In Idaho, total first-year expenditures were $35 million in ...

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US may pick Western BLM headquarters in 8 months (access required)

The Trump administration says it may pick a new Western headquarters for the nation’s largest land management agency in the next six to eight months. Susan Combs, a senior adviser to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, told a Senate committee July ...

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Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what’s found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell ...

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Soy “milk” makers may need to find alternative description

Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as “milk” may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start ...

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