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Idaho has second city with population surpassing 100K mark

Federal data shows Idaho’s largest cities have grown larger, with the state getting a second city with the population topping 100,000 residents. The Post Register reported Thursday that new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the most dramatic growth ...

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US consumer confidence hits highest level since November

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers felt more confident this month, shrugging off a rocky stock market and heightened trade tensions between the United States and China. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index rose to ...

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Yellowstone National Park visitors spent $513M in 2018

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A federal report shows visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly $513 million in neighboring communities last year. The report last week from the National Park Service indicates the spending by the park’s 4.1 ...

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Proposed Idaho powerline could help US cybersecurity efforts

Federal officials are taking public comments on a plan to build a 16.5-mile (27-kilometer) powerline at an eastern Idaho nuclear site as part of a cybersecurity effort to bolster protections for the nation’s electric grid. The U.S. Department of Energy ...

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Retail churn continues as stores open, close

While some national retailers like Dressbarn are pulling the plug on their brick-and-mortar locations in Idaho, off-price retailer Gordmans held a “grand opening” for its two stores in the Boise metro May 23, offering free gifts to visitors and checks ...

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Lawn care startup looks to make some green in Boise (access required)

An on-demand lawn maintenance business has brought its app to Boise. Inspired by the likes of the Uber ride-sharing app, Lawn Love hopes the same approach will work for those who need their grass mowed, bare lawns sodded, trees trimmed ...

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Coeur d’Alene bank expanding to Post Falls

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Coeur d’Alene Bancorp, a three-branch bank in North Idaho, is opening a fourth branch in Post Falls this summer, funded through a $5 million private placement. The state-chartered bank was founded in 2001 and has assets of $130 million. “95% ...

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