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US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird (access required)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species across millions of acres ...

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Idaho startup’s composite tech attracting lots of attention

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Continuous Composites got its start with a stab wound. When a strand of fiberglass punctured Ken Tyler’s skin, the North Idaho inventor started thinking about the strength of the lightweight material. Tyler was working for a ...

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Downtown apartment developments often supplanting parking lots (access required)

This is the third in a four-part series on downtown parking lots. In December 2017, Diamond Parking put in a winning bid of $1.59 million at an auction of state-owned commercial properties for three surface parking lots in downtown Boise’s ...

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Idaho to pay $260,000 in legal fees in dairy spying lawsuit

An animal welfare group on Tuesday applauded a court ruling ordering the state of Idaho to pay $260,000 to attorneys for animal rights groups after federal courts said the state’s law banning spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free ...

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Idaho Supreme Court to hear Medicaid expansion arguments

The Idaho Supreme Court says it will hear oral arguments for a conservative group’s lawsuit to overturn the voter-approved expansion of Medicaid coverage to potentially more than 60,000 low-income adults across the state. The court on Monday set Jan. 29 ...

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Business Roundup: VR, Tamarack and Boise parking – Dec. 7

In this week’s roundup, IBR reporters Sharon Fisher and Steve Sinovic discuss VR in architecture, Tamarack Resort, Metro Community Services in Caldwell and the last installment of Teya Vitu’s series on parking in downtown Boise.

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Ashland neighbors fight proposed meat-processing facility

A slaughter and meat-processing facility proposed at a farm in southern Oregon has led to opposition from neighbors, citing concerns about possible water contamination and odors. The Mail Tribune reports Jackson County Development Services tentatively approved a meat-processing building and a chicken ...

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Idaho’s top legislative leaders retain positions

The top legislative leaders in the Idaho Statehouse have retained their positions for the upcoming legislative session. Republicans voted Wednesday night to keep Rep. Scott Bedke as speaker of the House, a position the Oakley resident has held since 2012. ...

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Round Up 12.7.18 (access required)

Sol Pest Control leased 192 square feet of office space at 1755 N. Westgate Drive in Boise. Jamie Anderson and Dave Cadwell of Colliers International facilitated the transaction. Green Leaf Design leased 213 square feet of office space at 1st ...

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