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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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Catching up with The Career Index as it lands a big Veterans Administration contract (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene company that developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to remind social service clients of necessary tasks has landed a big contract with the federal Veterans Administration. “It’s a national contract for vocational ...

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Local building materials supplier expands

A local building materials supplier has a new design center and showroom in the area. Johnson Brothers said the new facility is nearly three times the size of the previous space. The newly renovated building at 2230 S. Cole Road, ...

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Department of Commerce awards two IGEM grants (access required)

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The Idaho Department of Commerce has awarded two grants, totaling more than a half-million dollars, that will help two Idaho companies bring new technologies to market. The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) program, through the Department of Commerce, offers grants ...

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McCain marks official opening of Burley plant (access required)

Following the completion of a $200 million expansion last fall that added a third production line to the company’s frozen French fry manufacturing plant in Burley, officials at McCain Foods USA decided this week that a formal grand opening celebration ...

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Shelf life: Albertsons to raise its private-label profile (access required)

Boise-based Albertsons Cos. is upping its private-label game. With one industry analyst placing grocers’ sales of in-store brands at 25% of sales, Albertsons recently announced it will update branding of its Signature Select line and roll out more than 300 ...

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Congress launches Big Tech antitrust probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech. On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee announced a sweeping antitrust probe of unspecified technology companies. In a statement, it ...

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