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US job openings slip in May, as quits reach 17-year high

Businesses advertised fewer jobs in May than the previous month, but the tally of open positions outnumbered the ranks of the unemployed for only the second time in the past two decades. The Labor Department also says the proportion of ...

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Study: Pets now outnumber kids in apartments

As apartment residents, pets can be problematic. They sometimes scratch floors and walls; they make noise, and they make other things. But rental property managers and owners who don’t allow pets in this day and age are missing out on ...

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Rentals are now all the rage (access required)

Remember the apartments of yore? Well, now they are typically called multi-family residences, and these days they come in all shapes and sizes. While developers are still building large structures with 50 or 100 or more units, more common are ...

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Impact Group adds Western grocery broker (access required)

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In its tenth acquisition since 2016, grocery broker Impact Group has purchased Co-Sales, an independent food brokerage company based in Tucson, Arizona. The acquired company represents a range of consumer products across a variety of retailer categories, and operates out ...

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Idaho Falls man sentenced to up to 20 years after bank heist

An Idaho Falls man accused of robbing a bank and making bomb threats has been sentenced to six to 20 years in prison. The Post Register reports 28-year-old Matthew Todd Baker was arrested last October after he robbed a bank. ...

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Lawsuit: Charging students fees violates Idaho Constitution

Lawyer Robert Huntley, a former Idaho Supreme Court Justice, has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court, urging Idaho school districts to stop charging students fees. The lawsuit names every school district in Idaho as defendants, and it lists every ...

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EPA to Idaho town: Upgrade wastewater facility or face fines

Officials in a small southern Idaho town say they have to convince its 3,300 residents to help cover the cost of a major wastewater treatment upgrade or face federal fines that could bankrupt the local government. The Times-News reports the ...

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Hop acreage up in Washington, Idaho and nationwide

U.S. hop acreage is forecast at a record 53,282 acres this year, up 4 percent over last year, with new acreage and plantings entering full production. The Capital Press reports that the 2018 forecast for Washington is 39,273 acres, which ...

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