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Groups plan to sue US over bear baiting in Wyoming, Idaho

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Environmental groups have filed notice they intend to sue the U.S. government for letting hunters use bait to lure bears in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming. Hunters often use livestock parts and other food to ...

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Idaho still fastest-growing state, tied with Nevada

Idaho and Nevada tied as the nation’s fastest-growing states between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Overall, the U.S. population grew by 0.6 percent. Idaho’s and Nevada’s populations increased by ...

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Apartments for homeless vets OK’d by city (access required)

Construction of a 26-unit housing project is expected to start this spring for local military veterans experiencing homelessness. According to a news release from the City of Boise, Valor Pointe, which will be located on the southwest corner of State ...

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Leadership, planning crucial for managing a crisis

Let’s say you’re the CEO or president of your firm, and lately all you’ve been doing is smiling. Business is strong, the forecast for the future shows nothing but growth and employee morale is sky high. It’s as though pushing ...

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Montana court dismisses taxi companies’ case against Uber

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by three taxi and limousine companies that sought to strike down a law allowing ride-sharing companies like Uber to operate in the state. The court ruled 5-0 on ...

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Internet sales tax collection laws gradually taking effect

NEW YORK (AP) — As 2019 approaches, many online retailers are either collecting or preparing to collect sales tax from out-of-state-customers for the first time. A majority of the states have enacted laws requiring remote sellers to collect sales tax ...

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Grad student’s research ruins potatoes to find fungus fix

KIMBERLY, Idaho (AP) — Andrew Hollingshead estimates he’s ruined 10 to 12 tons of potatoes. Now in the third year of his research project, the Ph.D. student will continue bruising, battering and dissecting tubers throughout the winter. But these unusual ...

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Boise-based McAlvain acquired by Big-D

Boise-based McAlvain Companies announced Dec. 18 that it is selling the assets of the business to Big-D Construction, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City. The construction company’s name will remain and the current management team will continue in their ...

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Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel ...

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