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Canada OKs Idaho company’s genetically engineered potatoes

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
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   Genetically engineered potatoes grow in rows inside a J.R. Simplot greenhouse in southwestern Idaho. Simplot is seeking U.S. regulatory approval to market the Innate potatoes, which are engineered to produce lower levels of a potentially cancer-causing acrylamide when fried. Inset into the photo is a Biology Fortified Inc. image that compares an Innate potato with a regular one 10 hours after slicing.

By Keith Ridler /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, Canadian officials said Thursday. The approval by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency means the
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Idaho dairy group opposes immigration detention contract

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
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Cows feed that the University of Idaho's dairy research and teaching center.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho dairy group has sent a letter to Jerome County commissioners in opposition to a pending contract that would lease out space in the county’s new jail to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Idaho Dairymen Association Executive Director Bob Naerebout told the Capital Press (http://bit.ly/2vwTbhy) that many dairymen are
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Idaho nuclear facility bans hunting on day of solar eclipse

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An 890-square-mile (2,305-sq. kilometer) federal nuclear facility in eastern Idaho has banned hunters from the area on the day of the solar eclipse. The Idaho National Laboratory is directly on the “path of totality” of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, and high numbers of eclipse watchers are expected along roads
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S. Idaho museums try to preserve past with little cash

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
Dr. Gene Petty announces his family's estate will fund the planned expansion of the Museum of Idaho at a press conference.

By Mychel Matthews/Associated Press TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Owner Herman Stricker in the 1870s sold opium to Chinese miners who worked and lived in the Snake River Canyon. The foundation of his China House opium den still stands near the rock outline of “Stagecoach King” Ben Holladay’s stage stop. West of the site lie
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San Francisco street sells for $90K. Neighbors aren’t happy

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — These days, the price of a San Francisco home can easily top a million dollars. But one savvy investor has bought up a whole street in the city’s most exclusive neighborhood for a mere $90,000. Trouble is, some of the extremely wealthy residents of Presidio Terrace were not aware their street
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Attorneys join forces, building Idaho’s largest business firm

Aug 4th, 2017 | By
Christine Nicholas and Nick Miller sign the agreements creating the biggest business law firm in Idaho. The gentleman with phone is Steve Thomas (Moffatt Thomas partner/now Hawley Troxell partner)  and the other gentleman in the tan jacket is Gerry Husch. (Submitted Photo)

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal BOISE – The law firms of Moffat Thomas and Hawley Troxell teamed up Tuesday to build Idaho’s largest business law firm. Seventy-five attorneys in offices from Pocatello to Boise to Coeur d’Alene will now serve more than 2,500 active business clients under the Hawley Troxell banner. “This expansion will strengthen our core
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Dow bull session: What does 22,000 points mean anyway?

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, file photo, trader Gregory Rowe, center, works at the post of specialist Joseph Mastrolia, left, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks were mostly lower Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, amid jitters about China's housing market and weakness in the country's currency. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

By Marley Jay/AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — You could say the Dow cruised to 22,000: The blue chip index rose to its latest milestone without much excitement or drama as aerospace giant Boeing and a few other companies did most of the work. Stocks have spent the last five months gradually moving higher,
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6 workers injured when building under construction collapses

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

PARMA, Idaho (AP) — Six construction workers were injured when a building that was under construction collapsed in the southwestern Idaho town of Parma. KBOI-TV reports (https://goo.gl/pUxzRg ) police believe 14 workers were standing on the building when it collapsed Wednesday afternoon. Police say some of the workers were trapped under debris but were able to
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Don’t fall for these financial scams

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Scams come in all shapes and sizes, including through the mail.

By Joseph Pisani/AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Beware of the stranger on the phone — it could be a scammer. Fraudsters are increasingly picking up the phone and using old-school tricks to steal your money by pretending to be a government worker or a family member in trouble. Impostor scams overtook identity theft last year
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Lawsuit: Investigator claims Fox News made up quotes

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
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By David Bauder and Jill Colvin/Associated Press Writers NEW YORK (AP) — A new lawsuit lays out an explosive tale of Trump allies, the White House and Fox News Channel conspiring to push a false story about Democratic leaks and an unsolved killing in order to distract attention from the Russia investigation that has been
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