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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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Still in the Saddle: Franklin County’s Marvin Graham keeps on working his magic

Feb 20th, 2017 | By
Marvin Graham talks about his various careers as he tools a piece of leather in his shop on Monday morning. (John Zsiray/Herald Journal)

By Amy Macavinta, HJ News Staff Writer Marvin Graham’s home sits on a 50-acre parcel of land southwest of Preston on a bluff overlooking the Bear River. Inside, a fire crackles in the wood stove, but ice crystals still formed on the window, framing the view of the river bottoms below. This is where Graham
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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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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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Bank of Idaho to receive Brightest Star award

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By

By Torrey Mortenson, Post Register Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, will recognize the 2016 Brightest Stars at a ceremony on Jan. 18 in the Simplot Ballroom at Boise State University. Bank of Idaho will receive the award in the Business category for 2016. Idahoans nominated the award recipients throughout the year,
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