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Boise bans excessively loud vehicles, authorizes $100 fines

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
Traffic going into and out of Chubbuck over Interstate 86 has become congested during rush hour. The traffic jams at the interchange are creating long lines.
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The city of Boise has passed an ordinance allowing authorities to issue fines of up to $100 to people whose vehicles are excessively loud. The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/2vbuSFK ) the “excessive exhaust and muffler noise” ordinance was passed on Tuesday and goes into effect July 31. It prohibits the removal of
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Idaho Power seeks changes for solar customer compensation

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
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By Kimbersee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power said Thursday it wants permission from state regulators to lump people who install rooftop solar panels starting next year into a new class of energy providers, and may ask later for permission to charge them more money than current solar producers pay to access
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Shangri-La opens in Pine Ridge Mall

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
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By Journal Staff A new business in the Pine Ridge Mall opened July 1, specializing in Asian bodywork massage. Shangri-La is an expansion of several other businesses in Wyoming and Colorado. According to the company, the massage techniques use gentle hand and finger pressure along the body’s energy channels. The goal is to restore the balance
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Presidential commission renews voter information request

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney (Submitted Photo)

Press Release BOISE – Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney received, by email, a letter Thursday from Vice Chair Kris Kobach of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.  The letter expressed the Commission’s renewal of their initial June 2017 request for the portions of Idaho’s voter registration information that is publicly available.  While the official hardcopy letter
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Idaho company brings pet prescriptions to grocery stores

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
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By David Staats/Idaho Statesman BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Attention pet owners: A company you’ve never heard of wants you to stop buying prescription medicines and supplements for your dog or cat from your veterinarian and buy its products in stores instead. PetIQ, of Eagle, says it is the first and leading seller to retail stores
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Jobless rates fall below 4 pct. in nearly half US states

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
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By Christopher S. Rugaber /AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring rose last month in 14 U.S. states in June, and the unemployment rate fell to record lows in two states, evidence that the job market is getting tighter across much of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 10
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Check in to get away: Zion park aims to require reservations

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
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Hikers climb down the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park in Utah in this 2011 file photo. Crowds flocked in record numbers to Zion National Park in 2015, with visitation up 28 percent in the first quarter of 2015. The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016 and has urged Americans to rediscover the country's scenic wonders or find new parks to visit through marketing campaigns that include giving free passes to every fourth-grader and their families.

By Lindsay Whitehurst/Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It would be a first for a U.S. national park: requiring reservations to get in. But it’s an option that Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons in Utah. Zion, which welcomed 4.3 million
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Scaramucci: NYC financier turned Trump communications chief

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
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By Steve Peoples/Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — He was the only Trump ally on stage that day. Yet Anthony Scaramucci didn’t seem to mind the tough questions from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough or the hostile crowd that filled the luxury hotel ballroom at last month’s private gathering of Mitt Romney supporters. Scaramucci drew from
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Ford says it will fight latest Takata recall

Jul 21st, 2017 | By

By Tom Krisher /AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Ford is fighting the latest expansion of the Takata air bag inflator recall. Earlier this month, Takata filed documents with the U.S. government adding 2.7 million vehicles to the recall from Ford, Nissan and Mazda. All have inflators with a drying agent that previously were thought
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Review: Amazon meal kits offer easy dinners … for a price

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
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By Martha Bellisle /Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon’s new ready-to-eat meal package is the perfect recipe for someone who doesn’t have enough time to shop and cook, yet has a healthy appetite and a need for balanced meals. These meal kits come with just about everything you need to prepare dinner for two. You
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