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Crapo might schedule pot banking hearing after all (access required)

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In what may be a shift in direction, Sen. Mike Crapo, chair of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, has indicated he might soon schedule hearings on a bill that would let bankers serve legal marijuana businesses. Crapo told ...

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Wells Fargo merges Idaho commercial, business lines

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As part of a nationwide streamlining expected to result in a 10% reduction in headcount, Wells Fargo Bank has merged its business and commercial banking lines in the Idaho region under one manager. “We’ve had, historically, two lines of business: ...

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Lawsuit filed to restore mountain caribou

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Conservation groups are suing the federal government for failing to designate critical habitat for endangered mountain caribou in the inland Northwest. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Idaho by groups including the Center ...

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More than half of Idaho’s job service offices to close doors

The Idaho Department of Labor plans to eliminate more than half of its job service offices in the state, officials said. Fourteen of the 25 offices will close by September, the Idaho Press reported Monday. In the last 10 years, ...

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Boise to use facial recognition technology at city hall

City officials say Boise is installing facial recognition technology at its city halls to keep “banned people” out of the government buildings. Mayor David Bieter’s spokesman Mike Journee says the city will spend $52,000 to install the technology at Boise ...

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Boise fifth ‘best’ city for first-time homebuyers (access required)

Despite tighter-than-tight inventory and big price gains from last year, the Boise metro area is still one of the best places in the U.S. for people looking to buy a home for the first time, according to a new study ...

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Idaho-based pet medication firm closes $185 million acquisition (access required)

EAGLE — A local company is aiming to take a larger bite out of the rapidly growing U.S. pet medication sales market. PetIQ on July 8 finalized its acquisition of Perrigo’s animal health unit for $185 million in cash. Now a ...

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