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Man sentenced for five bank robberies in four states

A Topeka man has been sentenced to 6.5 years in federal prison for robbing five banks in four states. The U.S. Attorney’s office said 21-year-old Dakota Shareef Walker was sentenced August 22 after pleading guilty to bank robberies in Kansas, ...

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Boise passes stationless bike regulations

Boise City Council has unanimously passed limits on stationless bike and electric scooter shares. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports the final version of the ordinance, passed August 22, will allow several companies to operate in the city, but will cap the ...

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Prices of key building materials dip slightly (access required)

Though prices of construction materials such as steel, lumber and concrete have been trending upward, that changed recently. But those price drops could be only temporary, industry experts say. An analysis of prices carried out by the Associated Builders and ...

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IBR selects Kim Burgess as its next editor

Kim Burgess has been named editor of the Idaho Business Review, succeeding Anne Wallace Allen, who is moving on to a new position in Vermont. Burgess joined the IBR in May as special sections editor, managing a dozen awards publications ...

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Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from a federal commission to secure and modernize its elections systems. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission released a report August 21 showing how states plan to spend $380 million allocated by Congress last spring to ...

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Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities ...

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Rural Idaho counties have more active voters than urban ones

More Idaho voters are turning out for statewide elections than ever before, but many counties lag behind the U.S. average, according to data from the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office. The Pew Research Center puts average voting rate in the ...

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Drought conditions begin to creep into Idaho

Idaho is seeing more hot, dry weather and with it some parts of the state are experiencing drought. Data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows about 31 percent of the state is experiencing a moderate drought. Boise State Public Radio ...

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Idaho rejected for Women’s Business Center grant

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Idaho will continue to be one of the only states in the nation without a Women’s Business Center. None of the applicants for a Small Business Administration grant received a passing grade on the grant applications, said Christian Pennington, lender ...

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