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Oregon lawmakers consider bill to form a hemp commission

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would establish a hemp commission in the state to raise money for research and promotion. The Capital Press reported Thursday that House Bill 2740 would pay for the commission ...

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Idaho roads struggling to keep up with population growth

Idaho roads and the groups that maintain them need more attention as the state continues to grow, according to an infrastructure study published by a group of civil engineers. The Post Register reports Idaho’s branch of the American Society of ...

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City votes to relocate The Cabin to make way for new main library (access required)

Following months of controversy, a decision has been made by The Cabin’s landlord — the city of Boise — to relocate the popular literary arts organization, clearing the way for a new main library. After four hours of public comment, the Boise ...

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Chamber: Survey to gauge air travel preferences (access required)

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce would like to see America’s fastest-growing city attract more commercial airlines to expand nonstop service to the area. To get a sense of which routes might be most helpful to its members, the Chamber ...

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US-China cybersecurity battle over Huawei comes to head at tech show

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A global battle between the U.S. government and Chinese tech company Huawei over allegations that it is a cybersecurity risk overshadowed the opening Monday of the world’s biggest mobile industry trade fair. Huawei has an outsize ...

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Catching up with EPIC — as it creates ‘virtual realty’ (access required)

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With architects using virtual reality to help design their buildings, could real estate agents using virtual reality to help sell them be far behind? That’s the theory behind EPIC Realty, a Meridian-based real estate company that offers virtual reality and ...

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Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said Thursday it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees. The change will take effect March 21 and will apply to ...

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Plan to allow autonomous vehicles in Utah clears another hurdle

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal that would allow autonomous vehicles on Utah roads has passed another legislative hurdle. The Deseret News reports the unanimous committee vote on Monday sends the measure to the full Senate. It has already ...

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