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Judge rejects plan for public land grazing allotments

An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in south-central Idaho in favor of non-native plants to increase forage for cattle and sheep. The ruling directs the U.S. Bureau ...

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Decommissioned Eastern Idaho nuclear reactor opens for tours

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho National Laboratory’s Experimental Breeder Reactor-I will open for tours on Friday. The site designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966 is now a museum that draws about 10,000 visitors a year. The ...

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Boise city council president announces she’ll run for mayor

Boise City Council President Lauren McLean has announced she’ll challenge longtime Boise Mayor Dave Bieter in the November election. McLean in the announcement Monday says she’s frustrated with how the city is handling growth and what she says is a ...

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Export-Import Bank regains functioning board (access required)

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A confirmation logjam that had stymied international business lending since 2015 was finally broken recently when the Senate voted to confirm three new members of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank, giving the organization a quorum. “The Senate ...

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Jet Health buys Boise home health firm (access required)

A California-based home health provider has purchased a Boise home health and hospice company. Jet Health, an Irvine, California-headquartered regional provider of home health services, on May 8, said it had acquired First Choice Home Health and Hospice for an ...

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ICOM names interim dean to replace outgoing dean (access required)

Dr. Kevin Wilson has been appointed interim dean of Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian following the resignation of founding Dean Dr. Robert Hasty last week. Hasty announced May 3 that he will leave Idaho’s first medical school after ...

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U.S. Bank closing more branches, but not in Idaho (access required)

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While U.S. Bank CEO Andy Cecere has said that he expects the bank to close 10% to 15% of its branches, or about 450 branches nationwide, it’s unlikely that any of them will be in Idaho. “There are no more ...

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Idaho company’s Cuba tours popular despite Trump ‘crackdown’

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The 2020 U.S. presidential elections seem impossibly remote as nine Americans weave their kayaks through a thick red mangrove forest on Cuba’s southern coast. They navigate the tight pathways made by these saline-loving trees, admiring long-legged ...

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