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A look at some of the biggest Idaho stories of 2018

With tax cuts, hunting scandals, a mass stabbing and a battle for health care, it’s been a busy year for Idaho. A look at some of the biggest stories that changed the state in 2018: A NEW GOVERNOR Idaho voters ...

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Ada County home sales drop, prices rise in November (access required)

Fewer single-family homes sold in Ada County in November compared to a year ago, and the average residential sales price is up. This continues October real estate trends, according to a new report by Boise Regional Realtors. The trade group ...

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The year in review: Technology (access required)

Growth in Idaho’s, particularly Boise’s, technology startup community, was a major theme in 2018, according to industry watchers. “2018 was a milestone year for the entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Tiam Rastegar, executive director of Trailhead, the downtown Boise coworking space. Rick ...

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US pending home sales slipped 0.7 percent in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November as higher mortgage rates and prices continued to squeeze would-be buyers out of the market. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its pending home sales index ...

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Wells Fargo pays $575 million to settle state investigations

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay $575 million in a settlement with attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia that are investigating fake accounts opened without the knowledge of customers and a string of ...

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Forest Service taking comments on Idaho open-pit mine plan

The U.S. Forest Service is taking comments and holding a public meeting on proposed exploratory drilling for an open-pit molybdenum mine being considered in Boise National Forest in Idaho. The meeting comes two years after a federal judge rejected a ...

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Medicaid expansion on the ‘must address’ list for lawmakers

Despite legal challenges at the state and federal level, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is moving ahead with a citizen-directed Medicaid expansion effort. Health and Welfare spokeswoman Niki Forbing-Orr said the agency expects to submit its amended state ...

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IBR launches ‘Development’ and ‘Most Read’ email newsletters

IBR’s email newsletter subscribers will be seeing more from us in 2019. Over the next few days, we will roll out two new offerings: Development and Most Read Stories of the Week. Development, delivered on Tuesdays, will compile our best ...

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