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Idaho business defends plan to sell marijuana extract oil

May 8th, 2017 | By
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small business owner in southwestern Idaho says he plans on selling oil extracted from marijuana despite operating in a state with strict drug laws. Mike Larsen, who co-owns Welcomed Science, tells KTVB-TV (http://bit.ly/2qw1reJ ) that he believes Idaho law allows businesses to sell the mature stalk of a marijuana plant.
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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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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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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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Grand Targhee resumes development plans after nine-year hiatus

Apr 14th, 2017 | By

By Julia Tellman Teton Valley News Staff In 2008 the Teton County, Wyoming Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved Grand Targhee Resort’s master plan outlining the future of the base area. Then the bottom fell out of the economy. Instead of throwing resources into development, Grand Targhee hunkered down and weathered the storm. Now skier
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Idaho inmates: Prison violations led to amputations, death

Mar 28th, 2017 | By

By Rebecca Boone/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho inmates are asking a federal judge to penalize the state after saying prison officials repeatedly violated a settlement plan in a long-running lawsuit over health care, leading to amputations and other serious injuries and even some prisoners’ deaths. In a series of documents filed in federal
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UofI law school in Boise on track

Mar 20th, 2017 | By

By Shannon Quinn, Moscow-Pullman Daily News MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho College of Law’s efforts to begin a first-year law program in Boise have come to fruition, after the American Bar Association gave the plan its seal of approval this week, the UI announced Wednesday. Mark Adams, dean of the Menard College
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Farmers consider alternatives amid lower wheat prices

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
A combine sits in a field off Highway 91 waiting for the rain to stop so harvest can resume. Untimely rains this summer have delayed harvest, and in some cases damaged wheat, hay and barley crops in Eastern Idaho.
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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Some wheat farmers in the northwest are considering switching crops as prices slip below the break-even mark. Soft white wheat and club wheat — two varieties commonly grown in parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho — were selling for $4.67 to $4.90 a bushel last week, according to the U.S. Department
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