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Preservationists propose state tax credit to rehabilitate historic buildings (access required)

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Idaho’s State Historical Society plans to bring forth a bill during the upcoming legislative session that would give developers of historic buildings up to a 20 percent tax credit on money spent to rehabilitate them. There is already such a ...

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Paramedics, police have a home at Saint Alphonsus-Nampa (access required)

Having paramedics, police and hospital staff under the same roof? It’s sort of a natural fit for folks in the helping business, according to a host of officials, dignitaries and guests who recently marked the partnership between Saint Alphonsus Medical ...

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New hospital in Meridian to help fill mental health treatment gap (access required)

A 72-bed inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facility will open in Meridian in January after a for-profit company saw a need to expand mental health care in the Treasure Valley. Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital at 2131 S. Bonito Way will ...

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Jobs lost, gained in St. Luke’s restructuring (access required)

St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho’s largest private employer, is in the midst of an organizational redesign, and the transition now underway means some job layoffs. At the same time, staffers affected by the changes will have the first shot to ...

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Idaho utility, Idaho and Oregon make deal on fish passage (access required)

An Idaho utility, Idaho and Oregon have reached a deal involving the operation of a hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border. The agreement made public Friday means water-quality certifications from each state for Idaho Power to ...

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US consumer spending rises solid 0.4 percent in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans lifted their spending 0.4 percent in November from the previous month, a moderate gain that should sustain steady economic growth. Personal incomes rose 0.2 percent, down from 0.5 percent in the previous month, the Commerce Department ...

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Company backs out of hyperloop test track east of Denver

DENVER (AP) — Colorado transportation officials say Los Angeles-based Arrivo has backed out of plans to build and test a futuristic system that would move passengers and freight at speeds of up to 200 mph (322 kph). The Colorado Sun reports the ...

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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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