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After more than a century in one spot, giant sequoia will make a move

A giant sequoia that has stood for more than a century on Jefferson Street will be moving to a new location sometime in the next few years as Saint Luke’s Health System undertakes its campus expansion. The 95-foot tree is ...

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New area code coming to Idaho as 208 numbers dwindle

Idaho regulators say the state will get a second area code as soon as 2017, which will require 10-digit dialing for the first time throughout the state. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission announced August 11 that it has been requested ...

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D&B Supply will open an Emmett store (access required)

D&B Supply will open the local chain’s 13th store in Emmett in September for farmers and gardeners, big to backyard. The store is going into the former King’s Variety Store at 111 Highway 16, which closed earlier in the year. ...

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Fairview offices housing Health/Welfare and radio stations are part of $250 million sale (access required)

The Fairview Avenue buildings that include the Westgate offices of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Plaza Seven office building, also on Fairview, have been sold in a $250 million deal involving 34 commercial office properties in ...

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories gives $2M to endow University of Idaho chair

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. has donated $2 million to the University of Idaho College of Engineering to create an endowed chair position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The professor selected for the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Chair in ...

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Chinese buyers seek food from Oregon, Idaho during trade mission

Representatives of six Chinese food companies recently searched for new suppliers while touring farms and food processors in Idaho and Oregon. The Capital Press reports that the companies visited the U.S. in early August as part of a trade mission ...

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Idaho to use Defense Fund to cover $900,000 in attorney fees

Idaho will pay roughly $900,000 in legal fees using the state’s Constitutional Defense Fund after recently losing three key lawsuits, including the state’s failed attempt to uphold its same-sex marriage ban. The fund will also cover fees for the winning ...

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A word with Julie Pipal of the Idaho Trucking Association (access required)

Julie Pipal is the president and CEO of the Idaho Trucking Association, a group that represents trucking companies and independent owner-operators in Idaho. Pipal  represents the trucking companies and independent owner-operators based in Idaho, as well as the trucking arms ...

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