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Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

Jun 19th, 2017 | By
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By Sam Hananel/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices were unanimous
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Idaho deputy AG: Wheat commission proposal on solid ground

Jun 19th, 2017 | By
A combine sits in a field off Highway 91 waiting for the rain to stop so harvest can resume. Untimely rains this summer have delayed harvest, and in some cases damaged wheat, hay and barley crops in Eastern Idaho.
   DOUG LINDLEY/ IDAHO STATE JOURNAL

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State Deputy Attorney General Kay Christensen told Idaho Wheat Commission members their plan to ensure the IWC has the names and contact information of all the wheat growers in the state is on solid legal ground. The Capital Press reported (http://bit.ly/2sxGl0w ) Monday the message comes as the commission prepares to
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Idaho May Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.2 Percent

Jun 19th, 2017 | By
In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 photo, people wait in line for the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, Ohio. U.S. employers accelerated their hiring in June, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008, the Labor Department reported, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Idaho Department of Labor Press Release Unemployment rate drops, but labor force participation also drops to the lowest it’s been in Idaho since 1976. Month over month, Pocatello lost jobs as Boise grew. Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month in May to 3.2 percent, underscoring the increased pressure among Idaho
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Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar

Jun 16th, 2017 | By
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By Anick Jesdanun/Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a stunning move into brick-and-mortar retail that sets the stage for more radical store experimentation and intensified competition with grocery rivals. The deal unites the online juggernaut with the grocery store chain that fell
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Idaho’s higher education task force identifying changes

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
College Grad Unemployment Rate 2.6 percent

By Kimberlee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers, business leaders and education experts met Friday to begin identifying key changes to the state’s colleges and universities to improve postsecondary access and graduation rates. The 36-member task force — which includes all eight presidents of Idaho’s public colleges and universities — focused on
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Report: No revenue spike for Idaho so far from Amazon deal

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho tax revenues didn’t spike during the first month of collecting online sales tax on internet purchases from Amazon, according to the most recent revenue forecast report. Earlier this year, the giant e-commerce company announced it had struck a deal with the Idaho State Tax Commission
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Police to pay bar owners $17K in liquor license settlement

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
A section of champagne and sparkling wine at the State Liquor Store in Logan on Thursday. (Jennifer Meyers/Herald Journal)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Police will pay $17,000 to two bar owners in southwest Idaho who had their liquor license suspended for hosting a burlesque show. The Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/2t3VjIz ) reports that Shannon Fairchild and Levi Burden, a couple who own The Intersection in New Meadows, sued the Idaho State Police hoping
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Idaho governor to lead Paris trade mission

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he will lead 11 aviation and aerospace companies on a trade mission to Paris. Otter announced Friday that he will be traveling to the International Paris Air Show next week. Along with representatives from the state’s aerospace industry, the Republican governor will be joined by
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Idaho woman seeks compensation for leveled home

Jun 13th, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman rented her home to a man she thought had plans to buy it. He instead demolished it. Shammie Fisher is fighting in court to get compensation for her ruined Boise home. Idaho Supreme Court sided with Fisher in May in her appeal of a lower-court ruling that her
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Idaho businessman promises to cut budget if elected governor

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
Tommy Ahlquist

By Kimberlee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Political newcomer Tommy Ahlquist says he’ll cut $100 million from the state budget within his first 100 days in office if he wins the Idaho gubernatorial seat in 2018. The promise is just one of the Republican Boise businessman’s goals he has for the top executive
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