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Half-marathon sponsor going out of business, not issuing refunds

A race organizer has announced he is going out of business less than three weeks before a planned half-marathon in the Boise area and says he won’t refund payments made to participate in future events. Final Kick Events owner Wayne ...

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Lawsuit alleging doctor’s sperm donation heads to court

A judge will hear arguments later this month in a lawsuit from a woman who accused a fertility doctor of fraudulently using his own sperm to artificially inseminate her mother. Dr. Gerald Mortimer and his former medical practice asked for ...

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July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent

U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders. The Commerce Department said August 22 that housing starts last month rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...

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10 Idaho residents indicted in counterfeit phone case

Ten people have been indicted on charges of wire fraud, counterfeiting and money laundering amid FBI raids August 22 at several Boise-area businesses and homes involving a massive scheme to peddle counterfeit cellphones and other tech gear, according to court ...

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Report: Accounting firms aren’t using their data (access required)

Every company generates data, and that data can be used to help businesses gain a competitive advantage. But while some firms have established a system to collect and analyze data, others don’t know how to begin making this asset work ...

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Design West Architects expands to Spokane (access required)

Meridian-based Design West Architects opened its fifth office in March in Spokane. The architecture firm, based in Meridian since its launch in 1983, opened offices in Pullman in 1993, Kennewick, Washington, in 2009 and Ontario in 2016. The Spokane office ...

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Idaho agencies near deal on recreation on state land

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering paying the Idaho Department of Lands to retain public recreation access to nearly 3,600 square miles of state land. The Idaho Land Board is required to maximize revenue from use of the ...

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US home sales fell 0.7 percent, 4th straight monthly decline

U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive month, declining 0.7 percent in July to the slowest pace in more than two years as the real estate market shows signs of cooling. The National Association of Realtors said ...

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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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