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Forest Service taking comments on Idaho open-pit mine plan

The U.S. Forest Service is taking comments and holding a public meeting on proposed exploratory drilling for an open-pit molybdenum mine being considered in Boise National Forest in Idaho. The meeting comes two years after a federal judge rejected a ...

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Medicaid expansion on the ‘must address’ list for lawmakers

Despite legal challenges at the state and federal level, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is moving ahead with a citizen-directed Medicaid expansion effort. Health and Welfare spokeswoman Niki Forbing-Orr said the agency expects to submit its amended state ...

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Legal market remains hot for three-to-five-year associates, experts say (access required)

Associates with three to five years of experience continue to be in high demand and, despite usually falling into the often-maligned millennial generation, they aren’t behaving differently than their predecessors. The market is looking for attorneys with this experience level right ...

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Preservationists propose state tax credit to rehabilitate historic buildings (access required)

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Idaho’s State Historical Society plans to bring forth a bill during the upcoming legislative session that would give developers of historic buildings up to a 20 percent tax credit on money spent to rehabilitate them. There is already such a ...

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Idaho utility, Idaho and Oregon make deal on fish passage (access required)

An Idaho utility, Idaho and Oregon have reached a deal involving the operation of a hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border. The agreement made public Friday means water-quality certifications from each state for Idaho Power to ...

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Groups plan to sue US over bear baiting in Wyoming, Idaho

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Environmental groups have filed notice they intend to sue the U.S. government for letting hunters use bait to lure bears in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming. Hunters often use livestock parts and other food to ...

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Montana court dismisses taxi companies’ case against Uber

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by three taxi and limousine companies that sought to strike down a law allowing ride-sharing companies like Uber to operate in the state. The court ruled 5-0 on ...

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Internet sales tax collection laws gradually taking effect

NEW YORK (AP) — As 2019 approaches, many online retailers are either collecting or preparing to collect sales tax from out-of-state-customers for the first time. A majority of the states have enacted laws requiring remote sellers to collect sales tax ...

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Couple donates land for future city park (access required)

The city of Boise will soon have some new parkland thanks to a donation from a local family. Aaron and Sue Howell said they will gift the city 16 acres of land in southeast Boise to add to its Ribbon ...

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