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Lawsuits filed under landmark ADA law surge (access required)

The U.S. population is growing substantially older, and the signposts of that graying are easy to spot—literally so in the case of some towns that have begun installing oversized street signs to accommodate the rising number of older drivers. Elsewhere, ...

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Clearwater Paper will make the transition to continuous pulp digester in Lewiston (access required)

Spokane-based Clearwater Paper Corp. will begin construction in October on a $160 million upgrade of its Lewiston mill with a continuous pulp mill digester. This will replace 12 batch digesters that individually process wood chips into pulp and are them ...

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Hailey’s indoor ice rink to open in November (access required)

Hailey Ice is on target to open the city’s first indoor ice rink in November, bolstered by a new $250,000 grant from the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Family. The Eccles initially offered a $250,000 matching grant in December ...

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A word about air quality with Bryan Hurlbutt of Advocates for the West

Bryan Hurlbutt is a lawyer with Advocates for the West, a legal group in Boise that works to restore and protect public lands, waterways and wildlife throughout the U.S. West. Air quality is a top priority for Advocates for the ...

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A sixth proposed hotel joins the downtown Boise lodging frenzy (access required)

A Charlotte, N.C., developer has proposed building a five-story, 106-room hotel on the 1.7-acre lot between Whole Foods and Myrtle Street in downtown Boise. The Ram Development Partners project is the sixth new hotel proposal for downtown Boise since March. ...

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Jerome Novolex location expanded (access required)

The Novolex paper and plastic plant in Jerome has received a state tax incentive  and will expand, creating 45 new jobs, the state Department of Commerce said. The Jerome plant now employs 125 people. Managers will begin hiring for the 45 ...

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Haggen grocery store chain files for bankruptcy protection (access required)

The small grocery store chain Haggen has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Bellingham Herald reported that Chief Executive John Clougher said the reorganization would allow the Bellingham, Wash.-based Haggen to continue to operate while enabling the grocer to re-align its ...

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Idaho high court upholds law banning horse racing terminals

Idaho’s highest court says the state must enforce legislation banning lucrative instant horse racing terminals after ruling that Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto of the bill was invalid. The decision is a blow to Idaho’s horse racing industry, where officials ...

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