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With labor shortage, Idaho inmates learn farm work

Aug 28th, 2017 | By
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By Olivia Weitz/Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Matthew Davidson could patch roads or do janitorial work during his time at the South Idaho Correctional Institution, but he’s decided to harvest fruit instead. Davidson is part of a 20-person crew that works at the Caldwell-based Symms Fruit Ranch in an offender training program run by
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AAA: New vehicle owners pay a premium for pickups

Aug 28th, 2017 | By
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  Average new car nearly $8,500 per year to own/operate; pickups cost over $10,000 BOISE –  New vehicle owners need to factor more than a monthly payment into their purchase decisions.  According to a new study by AAA, the average new vehicle costs nearly $8,500 annually to own and operate, while pickup truck owners pay
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Study: $4.2 billion needed to repair crumbling schools

Aug 28th, 2017 | By
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Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – A new survey, conducted by the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS), identifies more than $4.2 billion in pressing construction needs at federally impacted school districts nationwide. These school districts encompass nontaxable Federal property, such as military installations, Indian lands, low-rent housing, and other Federal properties. School construction is
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AAA: Idaho pump prices to climb during eclipse event

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
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  Sharp rise in the number of Gem State visitors will likely drive fuel demand higher BOISE – As locations along the August 21 eclipse “path of totality” prepare for a massive influx of visitors anxious to witness the event, increased fuel demand will likely apply upward pressure on gas prices in Idaho and other
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UK says it may seek ‘temporary’ customs union with EU

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
FILE - In this May 11, 2007, file photo, a Wall Street sign is mounted near the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are dropping in early trading amid financial jitters in Europe and disappointing retail earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

By Jill Lawless /Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain on Tuesday gave its most detailed indication yet of how its future trade with the European Union might work after Brexit, laying out proposals to replace membership in the bloc’s customs union with new mechanisms designed to allow “frictionless” trade to continue. The plans were dismissed
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As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 1, 2015, file photo, primer is applied to the midsole of a military tested New Balance 950v2 sneaker under ultraviolet light before the outsole is attached at one of company's manufacturing facilities in Boston. On Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for January. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

By Dan Sewell and Christopher S. Rugaber /Associated Press Writers NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a
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Biz leaders quit Trump panel after Charlottesville comments

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
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By Josh Boak and Michelle Chapman/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth business leader resigned Tuesday from President Donald Trump’s White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering after his initial half-hearted response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. The parade of departing leaders from
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6 lose jobs at Idaho treatment center after abuse claims

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
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By Kimbersee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Six employees at a treatment center for people with severe disabilities have lost their jobs after an investigation concluded that some staffers physically and psychologically abused residents, Idaho’s welfare agency said Tuesday. Two of the employees abused the residents at a unit of the Southwest Idaho Treatment
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Idaho officials eye selling 10 commercial properties

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney (Submitted Photo)

By Keith Ridler / Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials on Tuesday moved forward with a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy timberland and agricultural land that the state uses to generate revenue to fund schools. The Idaho Land Board voted 4-0 to advance
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Idaho officials tap Utah company for eclipse traffic app

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
Hundreds of thousands of visitors will head to Idaho this weekend in anticipation of the first total solar eclipse to cross the nation in 99 years. Idaho officials say the Monday, Aug. 21, eclipse is also a great way to showcase the state and convince visitors to return. (Wikimedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Idaho Transportation Department officials are hoping technology from a Utah company will help improve traveler safety if traffic comes to a complete halt during the solar eclipse. Millions across the country are expected to travel to the path of totality, which stretches across Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and several other states.
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