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FDA OKs new Novartis drug for type of advanced breast cancer

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
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By Linda A. Johnson/ AP Medical Writer TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a new drug as an initial treatment for postmenopausal women with a type of advanced breast cancer. The drug, called Kisqali and developed by Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG, is a pill that works to slow the spread of cancer by blocking
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Senate confirms Trump pick to head Medicare and Medicaid

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
Seema Verma

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to run Medicare and Medicaid won confirmation Monday from a divided Senate as lawmakers braced for another epic battle over the government’s role in health care and society’s responsibility toward the vulnerable. Indiana health care consultant Seema Verma, a protégé of Vice President Mike
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Old funding methods considered for new Idaho road projects

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
DOUG LINDLEY/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL

   Idaho drivers are among the luckiest in terms of low licensing fees, insurance costs and other car related expenses.

By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are gearing up to spend the final few weeks of the legislative session focused on transportation funding, including a key tool the Legislature hasn’t leveraged since 2005. Last week, Republican state Sen. Bert Brackett, of Rogerson, introduced legislation to allow the state to borrow $300
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Farmers consider alternatives amid lower wheat prices

Mar 13th, 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

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Some wheat farmers in the northwest are considering switching crops as prices slip below the break-even mark. Soft white wheat and club wheat — two varieties commonly grown in parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho — were selling for $4.67 to $4.90 a bushel last week, according to the U.S. Department
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Hecla Reports Labor Strike at Lucky Friday

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
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Business Wire COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho –Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) reported the United Steelworkers Union Local 5114 went on strike today at the Company’s Lucky Friday Mine, located in Mullan, Idaho. “We are disappointed in USW Local 5114’s decision to walk out, because this decision benefits no one – not the workers, their families,
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Sun Valley Resort to remodel and expand Sun Valley Inn

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
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SUN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) — Officials approved a request by Sun Valley Resort to remodel the Sun Valley Inn and expand it by 17,000 square feet. The Sun Valley Planning and Zoning Commission signed off on the plan Thursday, the Idaho Mountain Express reported (http://bit.ly/2no6c54). The project will include renovating guest rooms and is expected
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2 sweeping transportation funding bills introduced in Idaho

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
Pothole

By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two sweeping transportation funding proposals were introduced in the Idaho Legislature on Friday, providing a first look at what legislative leaders will spend their time doing in the final weeks of the session. However, the proposals introduced in the Senate are unlikely to be passed without facing
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Idaho interests divided on NAFTA’s effect

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

By Zach Kyle, The Post Register When David Snyder, the vice president of global business development for Glanbia Foods, travels from his Twin Falls office to Mexico this week, he expects his conversations with partner companies and colleagues in Glanbia’s Mexico office to share a common topic: the fate of NAFTA. President Donald Trump has
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Idaho, again, ranks in Bottom 10 for total tax collections, per capita spending

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

By Bill Dentzer, The Idaho Statesman Just in time for a possible end-of-session tax debate in the Idaho Legislature, the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation has released its 2017 comparison of state tax data that lists Idaho in the middle to low end in most categories of tax rates and collections. Among leading measures, the tax
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Idaho’s Over-the-Year Job Growth Tops Nation; Unemployment Rate Remains Steady

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

Press Release Idaho led the nation with a seasonally adjusted over-the-year (January 2016 – January 2017) job growth of 27,500 jobs and a growth rate of 4 percent – the fastest growth rate in the country. Year-over-year, all of Idaho’s major industry sectors experienced job gains.  Construction led the way with 4,500 new jobs, up
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