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USDA loan will fund Kellogg EMS facility

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided a $2.9 million loan to Shoshone County Fire District 2 to build a 12,800-square-foot emergency services facility in Kellogg. The city of 6,725 residents is located in North Idaho in Shoshone County. USDA’s ...

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Construction sites taking on a new look with more women

NEW YORK (AP) — Tameeka Gwyn is used to schlepping concrete weighing as much as 60 pounds around a construction site. For Janna Rojas, it’s a cinch to carry metal pipes as heavy as 100 pounds going into new plumbing. ...

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Ketchum hospital granted trauma center status (access required)

St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center has begun operating as a Level IV Trauma Center, the hospital announced. The Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency Center granted trauma center accreditation to the Ketchum medical center on March 12. St. Luke’s Wood River ...

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Kimberly family finds its niche in mint

KIMBERLY, Idaho (AP) — You may not recognize a mint farmer by the looks of him, but his aromatic crop is unmistakable. Its sweet, spicy-cool scent makes mint one of man’s most valued herbs. Black Mitcham peppermint resembles alfalfa in ...

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Treasury grants further relief on IRS withholding penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department announced Friday that it is expanding again the relief it grants taxpayers who had too little in income taxes withheld from their paychecks in the first year of a sweeping tax overhaul. Treasury said ...

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Beer, wine sales approved for historic Idaho theaters

Legislation to allow Idaho theaters on the National Register of Historic Places to obtain licenses to sell beer and wine has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. The Republican Little last week signed the legislation that applies to ...

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Starting teacher pay raised to $40,000 in Idaho

Starting teacher pay will increase to $40,000 annually in a move Idaho lawmakers hope will attract and keep more teachers in the state. Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday signed into law the legislation that received overwhelming support in the House ...

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