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Trump’s tariffs: What they are and how they would work

As a tool of national trade policy, tariffs had long been fading into history, a relic of 19th and early 20th centuries that most experts regarded as mutually harmful to all nations involved. But President Donald Trump has dusted them ...

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US construction spending up 1.8 percent in April to record

U.S. construction spending surged 1.8 percent to a record high in April as home building rose by the largest amount in 24 years. The April gain reversed a 1.7 percent drop in March, the Commerce Department reported June 1. The ...

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Grant aids University of Idaho biofuel program

A University of Idaho researcher has been awarded more than $750,000 to study biofuels. Tara Hudiburg, assistant professor with the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, was awarded the grant to study biofuel sustainability. She is a co-principal investigator and will ...

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Roundup 6.1.18 (access required)

Guymon Orthodontics leased 1,560 square feet at 16566 N. Marketplace Blvd. in Nampa. Mike Christensen of Colliers International facilitated the transaction. Envirosafe LLC leased 2,172 square feet of industrial space at 16071 N. Franklin Blvd. Suite 6, in Nampa. Mike ...

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Idaho’s legislative leaders push for special session

Legislative leaders announced May 30 that Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter might call a special legislative session to address a water battle that has been building in southwestern Idaho. Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill said all stakeholders have reached an ...

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Local governments a growing target for cyberattacks (access required)

A major cyberattack on the city of Atlanta, Georgia in March shut down city computers for five days, exposing critical vulnerabilities in the government system. Just days later, Baltimore was hit with a separate ransomware attack that required 911 dispatchers ...

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Rising Canyon County land prices threaten agriculture (access required)

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Agriculture land in rural Canyon County is becoming too expensive to farm. That’s a problem, because agriculture contributes $3 billion to Idaho’s economy, making up 5 percent of the total state gross domestic product. In fact, Idaho ranks No. 4 ...

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