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Officials work to ensure existence of caribou population

Officials say the existence of the two southernmost populations of woodland caribou is in danger. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports Bart George with the Kalispel Tribe at Usk said the next step to boost the population —which includes seven ...

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Idaho candidates could see big pension perks if elected

Idaho’s top candidates will see big boosts to their state pension benefits if successful in their pursuit of statewide positions, up to an eightfold increase. According to a review by The Associated Press, nearly all Democratic and GOP candidates seeking ...

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US home sales fell 2.5 percent in April

U.S. sales of existing homes tumbled 2.5 percent in April — with the costs of buying a home jumping and would-be buyers facing a persistent shortage of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said May 24 that ...

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Micron is constructing its next building for people (access required)

rendering of new micron building

Micron has built a number of buildings over the years to expand its fabrication capacity, most recently last year, but its latest  construction efforts are aimed at its people. The company is working on a new office building, as well ...

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Impact acquires three more companies

Impact Group, which has been on an acquisition tear since 2016, has acquired three more companies in the Midwest, which are intended to help the Boise-based grocery broker expand its presence in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as in mass ...

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Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird, officials ...

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Employee claims hostile environment at Canyon County Coroner office

An employee of a coroner’s office in western Idaho has filed a notice of a tort claim that alleges she was harassed by the outgoing coroner. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports Canyon County Deputy Coroner Lori LaRoche filed the notice in ...

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US sales of new homes slipped 1.5 percent in April

Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April, held down by a shortage of affordable houses in the most desirable areas and sharp pullback in purchases in the western United States. The Commerce Department said May 23 that ...

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