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Meat-rendering company where worker died fined by OSHA

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — The owner of an Idaho meat-rendering plant where an employee died earlier this year has been fined more than $63,000 by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Darling Ingredients, which uses animal products to create ...

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Idaho Panhandle tribes receive $1.5 million housing grants (access required)

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Several Northern Idaho Native American tribes have received government grants for housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on June 5 the competitive award of two Indian Community Development Block Grants totaling $1.5 million to the Nez Perce ...

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Governor announces cash bonuses for people returning to work (access required)

Editor’s note: This article was updated to reflect that the extra $600 in unemployment benefits is per week, not per month. Gov. Brad Little announced a new boost for people who are exiting unemployment for a new job: $1,500 cash ...

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Fulcher, Simpson, Jordan win Idaho Congressional primaries

Rep. Russ Fulcher has won the Republican primary for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Fulcher defeated Boise resident Nicholas Jones, who owns several board game shops and burger eateries. Fulcher, who is seeking his second term in the U.S. House, will ...

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Governor makes appointment to fill North Idaho House seat

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on June 3 appointed Aaron von Ehlinger to immediately fill a northern Idaho House seat until November’s general election. The Republican governor made the appointment one day after von Ehlinger won the ...

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First wood column set as ICCU arena takes shape at U of I (access required)

A 90-ton crane sits just outside the concrete footprint of what will be the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena on the University of Idaho Moscow campus. On May 29, it swung its massive arm above the soon-to-be basketball court to set the first 35-foot-tall wood column, culminating nearly ...

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Analysis: COVID-19 behind the strange drop in bankruptcies (access required)

In general, bankruptcies increase as a result of economic downturns. It may come as a surprise, then, that bankruptcies have done the exact opposite since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, the numbers from ...

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JPMorgan Chase building Boise branch with private banking (access required)

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After closing its Boise branches inside Fred Meyer grocery stores in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, JPMorgan Chase Bank is now building a new branch — across the street from a Fred Meyer grocery store in which one of those branches ...

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Idaho uses CARES Act funding to save taxpayers $15 million (access required)

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The state of Idaho is using some of the $1.25 billion it received from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to save Idaho taxpayers up to $15 million. “The COVID-19 pandemic is ...

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