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Study: Idaho is the state most dependent on gun industry

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By
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Out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Idaho is most dependent on the firearm and ammunition industries, according to a study by

By Journal Staff The analysis, conducted by analysts at, sought to measure how dependent each state in the union (including the District of Columbia) was on the firearms and ammunition industries. Idaho was ranked at the very top of the list, thanks to the state’s large number of firearms-industry jobs, high gun-ownership rate and
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Idaho ranked 6th for retirees

Feb 1st, 2016 | By

By Journal Staff Idaho was ranked sixth in the U.S. for best states to live in retirement, according to The ranking considered factors such as affordability, quality of life and available health care. The No. 1 state in the nation was Florida, followed by Florida, Wyoming, South Dakota, South Carolina and Colorado. The worst
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Idaho education back in spotlight

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

BY MICHAEL H. O’DONNELL   Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s reelection campaign has tried to cash in on a study by WalletHub. com that ranked Idaho as the 12th best state for teachers.   In a press release emailed to Idaho newspapers this week, Otter expressed his happiness with the WalletHub study.   “I appreciate the
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