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Database provides improved access to soil information (access required)

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The folks at the federal government recently released a new data tool that allows map-based inquiries into the largest soils database ever assembled. The Boise office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service recently sent out a press release to announce ...

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Proposed rule would keep banks from limiting industries (access required)

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In 2018, after a series of mass shootings, several national banks instituted policies limiting the ability of companies doing business with the banks to participate in the firearms business. Other banks have instituted other limitations on businesses such as oil ...

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Despite nationwide trend, Idaho law firms stay in the office (access required)

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Despite a national trend in the third quarter for increased subleasing space, especially in classes A and B, Idaho law firms such as Hawley Troxell, Holland & Hart and Smith + Malek are keeping up their leases. The three firms ...

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Attorney general reaches settlement with 3 fuel retailers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three Idaho gas retailers have reached a settlement agreement with Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden after Wasden’s office launched an investigation into their fuel prices. The retailers — Maverik, Jacksons Food Stores and Stinker Stores — ...

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Kuna approves Kuna West downtown urban renewal district (access required)

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The Kuna City Council approved establishing an urban renewal district, which is expected to add $383 million to the city’s total assessed value upon buildout. With this approval, the urban renewal district will collect funds above the $111.6 million assessed ...

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Plan released to reduce massive wildfires in US West

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop devastating wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled ...

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Idaho Lt. Governor promotes ‘walk-thru disinfectant cubes’

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin has proposed using millions of dollars in coronavirus relief aid to have a Nevada company install additional safety technology including “walk-through disinfectant cubes” at the state Capitol in Boise. McGeachin, a ...

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Magic Valley small cities embrace community projects (access required)

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A regional small city beautification contest sponsored by businesses has resulted in projects in a number of cities in Idaho’s Magic Valley. “It’s our 10th year doing this, and it’s basically projects big and small that can give our small communities ...

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Spud Capital looks at $13.5 million in urban renewal (access required)

Snowscape of the Frontier Club (left) and Eccles Hotel (right), part of the downtown renewal project which Blackfoot hopes to bring in $13.5 million to fund.

A total of $13.5 million from both public and private funding is no small potatoes for the little town with the big title of the Potato Capital of the World. For many years. Blackfoot has been the poor cousin sandwiched ...

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