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Forest Service agrees to study sheep grazing near bighorns

Federal officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit with environmental groups that prevents domestic sheep from grazing in eastern Idaho until a scientific study addressing how they might threaten bighorn sheep with deadly diseases is completed. The U.S. Forest Service ...

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Need a loan? Advice? Many business owners give staffers help

Want a loan? Advice? When an employee needs help, many small business owners are comfortable mixing the personal with the professional and willingly provide some support. J. Colin Petersen has assisted staffers in a variety of ways: extra cash, lawyer ...

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Out-of-state real estate investors turn to Idaho (access required)

Real estate broker Mike Swope believes a trend of more out-of-state dollars flowing into the Idaho market has been inflating the state’s housing prices and pushing many local investors to the sidelines. Swope, who specializes in multifamily properties with Boise-based ...

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TSA going through busiest period ever at US airports

TSA just missed a record for the number of people screened at airport checkpoints as the July 4 holiday travel period started with a bang. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that it screened about 2.68 million passengers and airline ...

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Hawley Troxell acquires Idaho Falls firm (access required)

Idaho’s largest law firm, Hawley Troxell, just grew larger with the acquisition of a three-lawyer firm in eastern Idaho. The Boise-based Hawley Troxell said July 2 that it had added Bailey, Hahn & Jarman, effective July 1. In addition to ...

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US factories register faster-than-expected growth in June

American manufacturing expanded at an unexpectedly fast pace in June, another sign of strength for U.S. industry. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchase managers, says its manufacturing index rose in June to 60.2. That’s the highest ...

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A word with Curtis Fletcher of Prefab Logic (access required)

Curtis Fletcher is president and CEO of Prefab Logic, a Boise company that coordinates modular construction projects. Fletcher, who is trained as an architect, started his manufacturing career with the recreational vehicle company Fleetwood. In 2004, he founded a company ...

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