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Fire Protection Association organizes in eastern Idaho

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
Farmers and ranchers have managed wildfires in the eastern Idaho highlands for generations using farm equipment. Now the Henry’s Creek Rural Fire Protection Association aims to integrate them into the official fire response.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A new Rural Fire Protection Association has formed in the wake of one of the most devastating wildfires to hit eastern Idaho. Aug. 21 marks the one-year anniversary of the ignition of the 83-square-mile (215-square-kilometer) fire. It also marks the date of the solar eclipse, which will bring a swarm
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Idaho health centers receive federal funding to improve care

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $955,000 to 14 health centers in Idaho. According to the agency, the federal funding will help improve the quality of health care. It will also be used to boost the effectiveness of care the centers deliver to their communities.
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Wells Fargo increases contribution to Bannock Development

Aug 9th, 2017 | By
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Press Release Wells Fargo’s presented a $5,000 check to the Bannock Development Corporation Tuesday to support its economic development programs. “We are happy to support Bannock Development in their mission, which helps grow our community’s employment and economy,” said Kory Call, Wells Fargo District Manager of Southeast Idaho. The contribution increases the banks investment level in
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Denney sends voter commission public records form, bill

Aug 8th, 2017 | By
Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney (Submitted Photo)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has sent President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud an official public records request form and a bill for $20. Denney has maintained he will treat the commission’s request for detailed voter information as a public records request, meaning Idaho’s Public Records Law —
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Idaho labor director Ken Edmunds resigns

Aug 8th, 2017 | By
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has announced Idaho Department of Labor Director Ken Edmunds has resigned effective immediately. Otter’s office on Tuesday declined to say why Edmunds had submitted his resignation. The Labor Department and Edmunds have been sued by a former department employee who says the department misused its special subpoena
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Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
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By Tali Arbel and Frank Bajak/Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers using the name “Mr. Smith” posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded that HBO pay a ransom of several million dollars to prevent further such releases. The data dump included what appear to be scripts from five “Game
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UK cybersecurity expert still held after Las Vegas arrest

Aug 7th, 2017 | By

By Ken Ritter/Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher has a date in federal court on Tuesday in Milwaukee, but he was still being held Monday at a U.S. lockup in Nevada, authorities said. Marcus Hutchins, a hacker who won acclaim after helping in May to curb the spread of WannaCry ransomware during an
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Feds to give states more flexibility in protecting wild bird

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
The Greater Sage Grouse (WikiCommons)

By Matthew Daly /Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the strategy for the ground-dwelling bird that has suffered
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Google CEO slams memo on gender as employee reportedly fired

Aug 7th, 2017 | By
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By Barbara Ortutay/AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A memo written by a male engineer at Google about gender differences sparked a quick rebuttal from Google after it circulated widely online. Google CEO Sundar Pichai denounced the memo in an email on Monday for “advancing harmful gender stereotypes” and said he was cutting short
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NYC’s long war on storefront porn reaches new tipping point

Aug 7th, 2017 | By

By Verena Dobnik /Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A dwindling number of peep shows, strip clubs and adult DVD stores have survived New York City’s two-decade legal war on smut and now, some of the survivors are worried a recent court decision could put them under for good. In June, New York’s Court of
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