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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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Sun Valley Resort to remodel and expand Sun Valley Inn

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
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SUN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) — Officials approved a request by Sun Valley Resort to remodel the Sun Valley Inn and expand it by 17,000 square feet. The Sun Valley Planning and Zoning Commission signed off on the plan Thursday, the Idaho Mountain Express reported (http://bit.ly/2no6c54). The project will include renovating guest rooms and is expected
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Idaho interests divided on NAFTA’s effect

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

By Zach Kyle, The Post Register When David Snyder, the vice president of global business development for Glanbia Foods, travels from his Twin Falls office to Mexico this week, he expects his conversations with partner companies and colleagues in Glanbia’s Mexico office to share a common topic: the fate of NAFTA. President Donald Trump has
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Franklin Building supply seeking submissions for High School Hero Award

Mar 8th, 2017 | By

Press Release BOISE – Franklin Building Supply is recognizing outstanding High School students throughout Idaho and Northern Nevada once again, and is asking the community to nominate deserving candidates for their spring 2017 High School Hero Award. Nominees will be judged on the basis of multiple achievements including grade point average, academic activities, school related
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Idaho lawmaker introduces new liquor license reform plan

Mar 6th, 2017 | By
A section of champagne and sparkling wine at the State Liquor Store in Logan on Thursday. (Jennifer Meyers/Herald Journal)

By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s 70-year-old system of doling out liquor licenses could get a makeover under legislation introduced Friday in the Idaho House. Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, says that the state’s current system is flawed because it only gives out a single liquor license for every 1,500 residents of
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Idaho Senate panel kills plan to raise smoking age to 21

Mar 6th, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan to bump Idaho’s legal smoking age from 18 to 21 died Friday when it failed to win enough support among conservative lawmakers wary of curbing individual freedoms. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise, would have applied to smoking, chewing tobacco and alternative nicotine
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Coeur d’Alene lawmaker says businesses should have to pay upwards of $300,000 for Idaho liquor license

Mar 6th, 2017 | By
A section of champagne and sparkling wine at the State Liquor Store in Logan on Thursday. (Jennifer Meyers/Herald Journal)

By Betsy Z. Russell ,  Staff Writer, The Spokesman-Review BOISE – It’s time to reform the restrictive liquor license system that’s left some Idaho restaurants on waiting lists for years and driven the price of a liquor license in Coeur d’Alene to $300,000, Coeur d’Alene Rep. Luke Malek said Friday. Malek introduced legislation to set
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Bill would offer incentives to Idaho’s data centers

Feb 27th, 2017 | By
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho would join 20 other states currently offering sales tax incentives to data centers under newly introduced legislation. Officials with the Idaho Department of Commerce are backing a measure that would offer sales tax rebates to eligible server equipment, which are typically replaced every three to five years in a data
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Attracting talent: The Millennial

Feb 20th, 2017 | By
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Press Release Cities across the nation are vying to attract millennials. Surprisingly, one rural community in Eastern Idaho is home to one of the country’s largest groups of young talent – branding itself “Millennial City USA.” Over 81% of the 26,000 people living in Rexburg are under 30, and the median age is 22 –
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