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Idaho lawmakers reject anti-fireworks bill

Feb 14th, 2017 | By
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By Betsy Russell BOISE — An Idaho House committee voted down legislation Monday to ban the sale of aerial fireworks in Idaho. Shooting off aerial fireworks already is illegal in the state, but a loophole in the law allows them to be sold legally at two busy locations in southwestern Idaho. Those businesses require purchasers
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Attorney to jurors: ‘Follow the money’ in CoreCivic lawsuit

Feb 14th, 2017 | By

By Rebecca Boone/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Jurors heard opening arguments Monday in a lawsuit brought by former inmates against the nation’s largest private prison company, CoreCivic — formerly called Corrections Corporation of America. “When you choose to do a dangerous job, you must do it right,” said Thomas J. Angstman, the attorney representing
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Gun industry seeks to ease gov’t restrictions on silencers

Feb 13th, 2017 | By
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By Lisa Marie Pane/Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine gun, requiring a background check that can take close to a year. Now, emboldened by the election
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‘Can you hear me?’ Just hang up

Feb 7th, 2017 | By
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By Emily Valla/Better Business Bureau An Idaho man recently received got a phone call to his cellphone. It showed up as a local number, and as a business person, he needs to answer the phone even when he doesn’t recognize the number. A recorded voice was on the other end. “Hi, this is Allison from
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Idaho drone operator sees sales triple

Jan 30th, 2017 | By
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By Scott Maben/Post Register A northern Idaho operator of unmanned aircraft systems tripled its sales in 2016 as it widened its focus beyond agricultural jobs such as monitoring crops, livestock and timber stands. Empire Unmanned, based in Hayden, experienced “tremendous growth” in mining, engineering and structure inspections, the company said Jan. 13. The company flew
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Eastern Idaho State Fair wins national award

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By
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   Children rocket upward in a ride at last year’s Eastern Idaho State Fair.

EISF press release For the fourth time in the past 6 years, The Eastern Idaho State Fair took home top national advertising honors at this year’s 126th annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) convention held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The EISF was awarded top honors again for their 2016
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ISU accounting students offer free income tax return program starting Jan. 26

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By
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Assistant Professor Dawn Konicek helps Katie Taryloe during the volunteer tax assistance class that prepares Idaho State
University students to help people with their taxes.

 By Courtney Johnson POCATELLO – For the past 14 years, Idaho State University’s Beta Alpha Psi accounting club has held a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. With tax season upon us, the VITA program will again be offered to students and community members alike at no cost. “It helps the public out and it helps
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Spent nuclear fuel shipment to Idaho lab remains in limbo

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By
Photos from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management: An aerial view of the Idaho Site’s Radioactive Waste Management Complex.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The director of the Idaho National Laboratory says it’s problematic whether a small quantity of spent nuclear fuel needed for research will be allowed into Idaho this spring. The lab renegotiated a research agreement to allow the shipment to be received later this year, Mark Peters told the Post Register
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BLM approves final routes for Gateway West transmission line

Jan 23rd, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management has authorized the final routes connecting the high-voltage Gateway West transmission line project between southwestern Idaho and central Wyoming. The BLM’s Record of Decision, signed Friday, means Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power can build and operate 321 miles of 500-kilovolt transmission lines on public land
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Otter unveils new workforce task force

Jan 18th, 2017 | By
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he will create a new task force designed to study ways to improve Idaho’s workforce. Otter made his announcement Tuesday, nearly two weeks after he unveiled a separate task force that would be in charge of reviewing ways to improve higher education. In 2013, Otter spearheaded
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