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St. Luke’s builds overnight accommodations for cancer patients in Fruitland (access required)

Backed by $1 million in donations, St. Luke’s Health System will build a 5,235-square-foot respite house in Fruitland for cancer patients traveling from hundreds of miles away for radiation treatment. The $1.6 million respite house will have four guest rooms ...

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Soy “milk” makers may need to find alternative description

Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as “milk” may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start ...

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Japanese investors visit Idaho

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A group of Japanese businessmen recently toured southern and eastern Idaho looking for business opportunities. Seven representatives from Japanese companies traveled to Idaho July 10-13 to learn more about the state and potential opportunities to partner with Idaho businesses, according ...

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Anheuser-Busch barley program aims for higher yields from Idaho growers

Anheuser-Busch brewmaster Dave Taylor believes barley  grown in Idaho has the perfect light color and produces consistently crisp and sweet malt, thanks largely to the state’s idyllic growing conditions and its lack of disease pressure. Consequently, the maker of the ...

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US housing starts tumbled 12.3 percent in June

U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. The Commerce Department said July 18 that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million from 1.34 million in May. ...

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Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

A Medicaid expansion proposal has received enough signatures and will be on the November ballot. Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said July 17 that more than 56,000 valid signatures have been counted. The signatures include at least 6 percent ...

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