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Idaho Supreme Court schedules veto challenge arguments

May 3rd, 2017 | By
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Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter speaks to reporters about the upcoming 2016 legislative session at the State Capitol building on Thursday in Boise. The new session begins Monday.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Proponents of a lawsuit challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto of a grocery tax bill will have a chance to present their arguments in front of the Idaho Supreme Court. The state’s highest court scheduled oral arguments for the case for June 15. The court also ordered Secretary of State Lawerence
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The new fast food? Convenience stores add hot, cheap options

May 1st, 2017 | By

By Candice Choi /AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Saying “convenience store food” may make people think of spinning hot dogs by the counter, but places like 7-Eleven are expanding their hot food offerings in hopes of stealing customers away from fast-food chains. The push by convenience stores into hot, fast, affordable foods
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Thai police say arrest warrant issued for Red Bull heir

Apr 28th, 2017 | By

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda /Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A Bangkok court on Friday approved an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident, Thai police said, moving the case forward after almost five years without charges being pressed. Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya is accused of fleeing
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New store coming to Pine Ridge Mall

Apr 27th, 2017 | By
The Pine Ridge Mall announced the addition of Shoe Dept. Encore Thursday. The 12,000 square feet addition will be one of the mall's larger non-anchor tenants.

By Sarah Glenn CHUBBUCK — Five now-shuttered storefronts at the Pine Ridge Mall are getting a new long-term lease tenant at the end of 2017. Shoe Dept. Encore will offer shoes for every size and every age, along with handbags and accessories. “With 1,123 stores operating nationwide and a focus on local community activities, Shoe
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Idaho job growth slows, unemployment still on the decline

Apr 26th, 2017 | By
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BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Labor says preliminary estimates show the state’s unemployment rate decreased slightly in March to 3.5 percent. The state also saw a slow in job growth to 2.7 percent last month. Burley Economic Development Director Doug Manning tells The Times-News (http://bit.ly/2pTP9d0 ) that he thinks everyone in the
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Right-wing radio host Alex Jones responds to Chobani lawsuit

Apr 26th, 2017 | By
The Chobani plant in Twin Falls. (Photo by Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he’s not backing down in response to a defamation lawsuit filed by Greek yogurt giant Chobani. Jones, in a video posted on his Youtube channel Tuesday, said with no proof that billionaire George Soros was behind the lawsuit. Soros, who Jones called
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C of I receives 2017 Best Value School Award

Apr 26th, 2017 | By

Press Release CALDWELL – The College of Idaho’s dedication to providing students with a top-dollar education at a fair price has received national recognition, with the C of I earning a 2017 Best Value School Award. The award, which is issued by University Research & Review, recognizes not only affordability, but also the value students
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Chobani yogurt company sues right-wing radio host Alex Jones

Apr 24th, 2017 | By
Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, chairman and CEO of Chobani announces the new paid family leave policy to employees in New York Wednesday.

By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company. Chobani says that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked Chobani owner Hamdi Ulukaya and the
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BSU head football coach eligible for bigger bonuses

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State University’s head football coach Bryan Harsin, the highest paid employee on Idaho’s payroll, is eligible for bigger bonuses under a newly amended contract approved Thursday. The Idaho State Board of Education unanimously agreed to up how much Harsin can make in bonuses each year. The
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Idaho conservation group files complaint against waste pit

Apr 20th, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho conservation group has filed a complaint to several state agencies asking officials to inspect a wastewater pit used by a Nampa cheese-making plant. The Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/2oACewp ) reports that the Idaho Conservation League has raised concerns that Sorrento Lactalis may be violating the state’s waste-disposal and groundwater-protection regulations.
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