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Viva vino! Savor Idaho organizers consider expanded format (access required)

The wine and cider flowed freely and the weather cooperated at the 11th annual Savor Idaho Event, a June 9 gathering that drew more than 1,000 attendees to the Idaho Botanical Garden. Moya Dolsby, the Idaho Wine Commission’s executive director, ...

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UI breaks ground on ICCU Arena (access required)

MOSCOW – University of Idaho officials hosted a groundbreaking June 6 to commence construction on the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena. The future home of Vandals basketball is a $51 million facility that will hold 4,200 people, according to a ...

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Kuna considers resurrecting urban renewal district

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In an effort to improve its infrastructure to attract business, Kuna is looking at a number of mechanisms to raise funding, including resurrecting an urban renewal agency. Kuna set up the urban renewal agency in 2011 in response to bills ...

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Mid-sized farms are on the decline in Idaho and nationwide

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Gary Marshall has a small alfalfa farm in Osgood. It’s surrounded by much larger farms. He bought the land 28 years ago — at the time it was 40 acres. Two years ago he bought ...

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Upscale senior living finds a home in Treasure Valley

EAGLE — The Wolff Co.’s new apartment community is the latest example of rental housing that caters to affluent seniors, especially those who may have burned out on the task of rustling up dinner every night. Units range between $2,850 to ...

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US home prices outpaced income growth in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home prices in 2018 climbed 4.5%, while incomes grew 3.2%, according to CoreLogic real estate figures and government wage data released Friday. The gap suggests that affordability is worsening. Still, this gap appears to be narrowing relative ...

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Federal agency taking comments on predator killing in Idaho

A plan to kill wolves and other predators that attack livestock, deer and elk in Idaho is the subject of an environmental study that will include public comment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. “We’re going into this with ...

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Court rejects challenge to regulation of gun silencers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers Monday, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia. The justices did not comment in turning ...

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California has housing crisis, Legislature has no fix yet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crisis. Emergency. California lawmakers are describing the state’s housing crunch in dire terms. But few seem to agree on what to do about it. The political wrangling over the last few weeks around bills to cap ...

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Surgical group announces joint venture with Eastern Idaho hospitals (access required)

Physician-owned Skyline Surgery Center said it will partner with three Eastern Idaho hospitals to expand services for their patients. The joint venture includes Pocatello-based Portneuf Medical Center, Blackfoot-based Bingham Memorial Hospital and Idaho Falls-based Mountain View Hospital, Skyline said in ...

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