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Actor Bruce Willis sells central Idaho ranch for $5.5M

Actor Bruce Willis has sold his 20-acre (8-hectare) ranch in central Idaho for $5.5 million. KTVB-TV reports in a story on Wednesday that’s far below the original asking price of $15 million when the home was put up for sale in 2011. ...

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Idaho, environmental group settle mine pollution lawsuit

An environmental group and Idaho officials have reached a tentative settlement over toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near one of the world’s top ski destinations. The Idaho Conservation League in federal court documents ...

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Idaho spends most of its emergency opioid grant on treatment

Idaho spent the vast majority of its share of federal emergency money intended to fight the nation’s opioid crisis on treatment, much like other states that have not expanded Medicaid, according to an Associated Press analysis. Idaho was awarded $2 ...

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Idaho unemployment drops to 2.7 percent

Idaho’s unemployment rate in September dropped to 2.7 percent. The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday says it’s the 13th consecutive month Idaho’s unemployment rate has been at or below 3 percent. The agency says the number of people in ...

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Pizza giant Marco’s slowly inches into Idaho

Toledo, Ohio-based Marco’s Pizza took its first bite in Idaho in January with a shop in northwest Meridian at Ten Mile and McMillan roads. Now, the seventh largest U.S. pizza chain is looking for franchisees to add five more Marco’s ...

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Snacktivist Foods, Lumineye win Boise Startup Week pitch contests (access required)

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Boise Startup Week this year included two pitch contests with $10,000 cash prizes for the winners – “Trailmix,” focused on processed food products, and a more general startup contest. The winner of the Trailmix competition was Snacktivist Foods, a Coeur ...

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Micron throws itself a birthday party

photo of sanjay mehrotra, politicians, and former micron executives

“Boise is our headquarters,” Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra said on Thursday. “It is the center of our research and development,” which in turn is the foundation of the company’s global presence. Mehrotra was in Boise to take part in the ...

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