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Coeur d’Alene recognized as a top place to retire (access required)

An Idaho burg made another top 10 list this week, but this time it wasn’t Boise. Coeur d’Alene has been named the eighth most affordable small town for retirement in 2019 by 55places.com, a resource for people searching for information ...

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Mayor: Nampa is a ‘community of potential’

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Amid a skirl of bagpipes, Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling, now in her second year in office, said, “I am happy to report that the state of the city is strong and moving forward in the right direction.” The annual speech ...

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Micron quarterly earnings drop. Next quarter’s worse. (access required)

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As expected, Micron’s second-quarter earnings showed a drop in earnings from previous performances, which had been on a fairly steady climb since 2016, though slightly better than predicted. But next quarter isn’t good. Jim Handy, a veteran Micron analyst and ...

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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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