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Federal study planned on raising Boise River dam

Federal officials plan to create an environmental study that will look at raising one of three Boise River system dams to capture more water for fast-growing southwestern Idaho. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is taking comments through Sept. 9 and ...

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Perkins Coie names new Boise managing partner (access required)

Melanie G. Rubocki has been named managing partner of the Boise law office of Perkins Coie. Rubocki, who joined the firm in 2004, has been a corporate partner working in areas including cleantech and energy, technology, interactive entertainment, manufacturing, mining, ...

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Chobani unveils Innovation & Community Center in Twin Falls

The founder and CEO of Greek yogurt company Chobani has opened a $21 million research and development center in south-central Idaho. Hamdi Ulukaya said at a ribbon-cutting on Monday in Twin Falls that he’s relieved the 71,000-square-foot (6,600-square meter) facility ...

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National survey: Only 1 in 5 real estate agents recommend job

Just 1 in 5 real estate agents would recommend their career to others and nearly half of agents have to hold a second job, according to a national survey from Redfin. On the positive side, the survey found that 99% ...

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Sage grouse numbers continue to drop in Idaho (access required)

Idaho’s sage-grouse numbers have dropped 52% since the federal government decided not to list the birds as an endangered species in the fall of 2015. It’s not yet clear whether the three-year decline is part of a cyclical pattern or ...

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University of Idaho hires first female athletic director

The University of Idaho has hired its first female athletic director. Terry Gawlik will take over Sept. 1 as the first woman to hold the job, the Idaho Statesman reported Thursday. The Idaho State Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve Gawlik’s ...

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Lawmakers ponder if counties should fund Medicaid expansion

A panel of Idaho lawmakers looking for ways to pay for the state’s expansion of Medicaid is considering eliminating county indigent health care funds, dipping into money collected from court fees or tapping cash from a tobacco settlement reached nearly ...

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