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Ford says it will fight latest Takata recall

Jul 21st, 2017 | By

By Tom Krisher /AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Ford is fighting the latest expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recall. Earlier this month, Takata filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda. All have inflators with a drying agent that previously were thought
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Review: Amazon meal kits offer easy dinners … for a price

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
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By Martha Bellisle /Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon’s new ready-to-eat meal package is the perfect recipe for someone who doesn’t have enough time to shop and cook, yet has a healthy appetite and a need for balanced meals. These meal kits come with just about everything you need to prepare dinner for two. You
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AAA: Gas prices expected to rise

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
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National average gas prices expected to jump ten cents or more by the end of summer Press Release BOISE – Gas prices across the country and throughout Idaho have been dropping recently, but market conditions are expected to push prices higher in the coming weeks, says AAA. National average pump prices have been steadily declining
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Op-Ed: Idaho Secretary of State aims to correct recent media coverage

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney (Submitted Photo)

By Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney There are times when it is not worth fighting to correct being misquoted or straighten out a misperception. There are certain times, however, when for the benefit of others, the battle for transparency must be fought. In light of recent media coverage surrounding a letter from The Presidential
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Idaho June Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.1 Percent

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
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Press Release Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month in June to 3.1 percent, further squeezing an already tight labor market. June’s unemployment drop is the result of more than 2,000 Idahoans exiting the workforce or ending their work search. Total employment dropped by nearly 700 while the total number of
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Cattle grazing suspended on 2 parts of central Idaho

Jul 18th, 2017 | By
In this Nov. 11, 2004 file photo, livestock stand in a feedlot outside Caldwell, Idaho. More than 150 cattle valued at about $350,000 have been reported missing in southeastern Idaho, and authorities suspect modern-day cattle rustling as beef prices have soared. Three ranchers say roundup searches in recent weeks in the hills and gulches on the remote summer range where the cattle graze have come up empty in Bingham and Bonneville counties. The losses include a herd of 50 Black Angus consisting of 25 cows and 25 calves valued at $150,000. Another herd of 41 cow-calf pairs, meaning 82 animals total, plus 10 cow-calf pairs, or 20 animals, all valued at about $200,000, from another rancher are also reported missing. 
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By Keith Ridler/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An environmental group has settled a lawsuit against the U.S Forest Service with an agreement that suspends cattle grazing in a central Idaho area that includes part of the White Clouds Wilderness and has salmon-spawning habitat. The agreement between Hailey, Idaho-based Western Watersheds Project and the Forest
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Idaho closes budget year with $94M more than projected

Jul 18th, 2017 | By
A bicyclist rides in front of the Idaho Capitol in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials say the state has closed out the budget year with tax revenue exceeding forecasts by nearly $94 million. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter on Friday praised the state’s disciplined fiscal policies for the budget surplus. For fiscal year 2017 — which ended June 30 — the state took in almost
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State employment task force issues findings

Jul 18th, 2017 | By
Scott Stephens teaches one of his classes at Idaho State University. The classes focus on workforce development. (Photo by Laura Soldati)

Press Release BOISE – An employer-driven task force appointed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to study how Idaho can do a better job of developing the educated, skilled workforce that businesses need is calling for more state investment in training programs, more engagement by industry and more focus on proven strategies.  The 17-member Workforce Development
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Six Facts About Commercial Flood Insurance

Jul 12th, 2017 | By
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By Mountain America Credit Union Most flooding in the United States occurs when the weather is warmer during the spring, summer and fall months—prime traveling months. According to ustravel.org, in 2016, direct spending in the U.S. by resident and international travelers averaged $2.7 billion per day. Given this statistic, the last thing you want is
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Op-Ed: Pine Ridge Mall’s Growth Explained

Jul 12th, 2017 | By

By Drake Taylor, General Manager, Pine Ridge Mall There are a lot of exciting new things happening at Pine Ridge Mall, from the small shop merchants, to the department stores to all of the dining and entertainment choices. We hope the public perception of the mall reflects the reality of what is going on here.
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