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A revamp for Hotel 43 (access required)

The tiger-stripe hallway carpets are gone at Hotel 43, but the independent hotel hasn’t lost any of its whimsy in its recent $2 million renovation. Hallways now have carpet squares with alternating zebra, jaguar and cow prints. Hallways are decorated ...

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Utah Jazz buy minor league Stampede basketball team (access required)

The Utah Jazz have bought the Idaho Stampede from a group of local investors, ending the 18-year run of local ownership of the minor league basketball team. The Jazz become the eighth NBA team to buy a minor league franchise, ...

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County Line Brewing opening in former Kilted Dragon space (access required)

County Line Brewing will open March 28 in a 3,500-square-foot space formerly occupied by Kilted Dragon Brewing, which closed last year. The two breweries first considered sharing the space and equipment, but now County Line will fully occupy the space ...

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Idaho Senate approves decriminalizing marijuana extract oil

The Idaho Senate has approved legalizing oil extracted from cannabis plants to treat children with severe forms epilepsy after lengthy and sometimes tearful debate from lawmakers urging the bill’s passage. Senators voted 22-12 on March 24 to decriminalize the oil, ...

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Report says beetles don’t make forests more likely to burn

Mountain pine beetles have left vast tracts of dead, dry trees in the West, raising fears that they’re more vulnerable to wildfire outbreaks, but a new study found no evidence that bug-infested forests are more likely to burn than healthy ...

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Education groups oppose highway funding plan

With a vote pending on a bill that could divert general fund dollars into highway projects, the leaders of three prominent education groups are urging lawmakers to reject the idea. “There should be no higher priority than investing in our ...

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