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Pocatello meetings to focus on impacts of eclipse viewers

Jun 27th, 2017 | By

By City of Pocatello POCATELLO — The Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21 may be to the north of Pocatello, but that doesn’t mean the Gate City won’t feel its impact. Over the course of the summer, the city of Pocatello will be hosting a series of town hall meetings with local businesses and the
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Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

Jun 19th, 2017 | By
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By Sam Hananel/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices were unanimous
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Idaho May Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.2 Percent

Jun 19th, 2017 | By
In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 photo, people wait in line for the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, Ohio. U.S. employers accelerated their hiring in June, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008, the Labor Department reported, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Idaho Department of Labor Press Release Unemployment rate drops, but labor force participation also drops to the lowest it’s been in Idaho since 1976. Month over month, Pocatello lost jobs as Boise grew. Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month in May to 3.2 percent, underscoring the increased pressure among Idaho
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Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar

Jun 16th, 2017 | By
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By Anick Jesdanun/Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a stunning move into brick-and-mortar retail that sets the stage for more radical store experimentation and intensified competition with grocery rivals. The deal unites the online juggernaut with the grocery store chain that fell
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Report: No revenue spike for Idaho so far from Amazon deal

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho tax revenues didn’t spike during the first month of collecting online sales tax on internet purchases from Amazon, according to the most recent revenue forecast report. Earlier this year, the giant e-commerce company announced it had struck a deal with the Idaho State Tax Commission
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Police to pay bar owners $17K in liquor license settlement

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
A section of champagne and sparkling wine at the State Liquor Store in Logan on Thursday. (Jennifer Meyers/Herald Journal)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Police will pay $17,000 to two bar owners in southwest Idaho who had their liquor license suspended for hosting a burlesque show. The Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/2t3VjIz ) reports that Shannon Fairchild and Levi Burden, a couple who own The Intersection in New Meadows, sued the Idaho State Police hoping
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Idaho woman seeks compensation for leveled home

Jun 13th, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman rented her home to a man she thought had plans to buy it. He instead demolished it. Shammie Fisher is fighting in court to get compensation for her ruined Boise home. Idaho Supreme Court sided with Fisher in May in her appeal of a lower-court ruling that her
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Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

Jun 5th, 2017 | By
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By Sam Hananel/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Religious hospitals don’t have to comply with federal laws protecting pension plans, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that affects retirement benefits for roughly a million workers nationwide. St. Alphonsus in the Boise area is one such hospital in Idaho impacted by the ruling. The justices
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Idaho county commissioners to hear sorghum, biogas project

Jun 5th, 2017 | By

PARMA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho county commissioners are scheduled to hear an appeal for a proposed sorghum and biogas plant in southwestern Idaho. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2qQGegw ) the Treasure Valley Renewables firm is seeking a planned unit development agreement that would allow it to manufacture or produce hazardous chemicals or gasses near Parma.
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Dads Head Out to the Ballgame as Father’s Day Spending Reaches Record-High of $15.5 Billion

Jun 5th, 2017 | By
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   For the first time in over 20 years a semi-pro baseball team takes the field at Halliwell Park. The Pocatello Grays played the Hiram Hornets Friday night. SEE A PHOTO GALLERY AT IDAHOSTATEJOURNAL.COM  .

Press Release WASHINGTON – Americans are expected to spend more than ever on gifts for Father’s Day this year with the biggest share going to special outings like a ballgame, concert or dinner, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight & Analytics. Father’s Day shoppers are expected to spend an
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