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Idaho, Oregon OK water certifications for hydroelectric dams

Idaho and Oregon have completed key elements in a process that will allow the license renewal for a major hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border, an Idaho utility said Tuesday. Idaho Power said the two states ...

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USDA says states can’t block hemp transports

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says states can’t block the interstate transportation of hemp, but law enforcement in Idaho says it won’t follow those guidelines. Hemp doesn’t get a person high, but it still contains trace amounts of the chemical ...

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Idaho, Oregon senators seek to help with rural timber losses

U.S. senators from Idaho and Oregon on Thursday touted legislation they introduced to create an endowment to replace revenue lost by rural counties due to declines in timber cutting on federal lands. Republicans Jim Risch and Mike Crapo of Idaho ...

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National survey shows law firm financials solid in 2018

An annual survey of law firms with 50 or more lawyers shows that more firms improved their financial performance last year and are looking to the future with more optimism than previous editions of the survey suggested. The 2019 Law ...

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Judge rejects plan for public land grazing allotments

An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in south-central Idaho in favor of non-native plants to increase forage for cattle and sheep. The ruling directs the U.S. Bureau ...

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Boise city council president announces she’ll run for mayor

Boise City Council President Lauren McLean has announced she’ll challenge longtime Boise Mayor Dave Bieter in the November election. McLean in the announcement Monday says she’s frustrated with how the city is handling growth and what she says is a ...

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