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Legislation legalizing hemp in Idaho heads to full Senate

The state Senate will consider legislation to legalize hemp that Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Monday could get his signature if amendments sought by law enforcement officials are approved. The amendments seek to make it possible for officials to intercept ...

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Idaho’s James Castle House joins historic network (access required)

The Boise home and studio of artist James Castle is among three sites in the U.S. that have been admitted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ and Studios program. The home and studio at 5015 Eugene St. ...

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Coeur d’Alene Tribe opens event center as part of facility upgrade (access required)

Another Idaho tribal casino is betting that upgrades to its gaming floor and event center will increase visitation. Just two months after the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe unveiled a $35 million casino expansion at its Fort Hall location, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe ...

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Boise Cascade to buy lumber distributor (access required)

Boise Cascade Co. has acquired Birmingham, Alabama-based American Lumber Distributors and Brokers — the fourth regional distributor the wood product company has purchased in the past year. In the last 12 months, Boise has acquired Arling Lumber of Cincinnati, Ohio; Lumberman’s Wholesale ...

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USDA loan will fund Kellogg EMS facility

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided a $2.9 million loan to Shoshone County Fire District 2 to build a 12,800-square-foot emergency services facility in Kellogg. The city of 6,725 residents is located in North Idaho in Shoshone County. USDA’s ...

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Construction sites taking on a new look with more women

NEW YORK (AP) — Tameeka Gwyn is used to schlepping concrete weighing as much as 60 pounds around a construction site. For Janna Rojas, it’s a cinch to carry metal pipes as heavy as 100 pounds going into new plumbing. ...

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Ketchum hospital granted trauma center status (access required)

St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center has begun operating as a Level IV Trauma Center, the hospital announced. The Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency Center granted trauma center accreditation to the Ketchum medical center on March 12. St. Luke’s Wood River ...

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Kimberly family finds its niche in mint

KIMBERLY, Idaho (AP) — You may not recognize a mint farmer by the looks of him, but his aromatic crop is unmistakable. Its sweet, spicy-cool scent makes mint one of man’s most valued herbs. Black Mitcham peppermint resembles alfalfa in ...

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