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Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Wednesday morning it was pulling assault-style rifles off its shelves.

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An Idaho Senate panel has killed a bill that would have increased the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.


Speech language pathologists top the Idaho Department of Labor's latest list of most in-demand occupations. The vacancy rate compares how many jobs are available versus how many are employed in that occupation.

Depending on your relationship status, Valentine’s Day can seem like a holiday or a hellscape. For couples, there are the cards, the flowers and the special dinner to reflect on romance over. For the single, there are the cards, the flowers and the special dinner to secretly covet while outwardly chiding the yearly return of Cupid to the public’s consciousness.

Idaho Department of Parks And Recreation

A joint study by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and the economics department at Boise State finds Idaho’s state parks are a big source of income for the Gem State.

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When it comes to hop farming, the Pacific Northwest is king. Washington State leads the pack but Idaho eclipsed Oregon in 2017.

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You've seen those large metal boxes atop truck trailers. They're used to ship goods from distant seaports to local warehouses while remaining in the same container. Now a Boise home builder says they could be one solution to the shortage of low-income housing.

Clairvoyant Brewing

On a recent winter afternoon, Mike Francis stood on the brew deck at Payette Brewing Company in Boise. He pointed to four large stainless steel vessels surrounding him.

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Take a drive west on Highway 19 towards Wilder and you’ll start to see rows of poles more than a dozen feet tall, piercing the southwest Idaho sky.

It’s here that farmers grow one of the most critical components of beer: hops.

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Two companies are exploring the feasibility of building a food processing facility in Nampa. The proposed location is near the Ford Idaho Center and owned by the city. While the project could trigger large investment in the community, some worry it could impact numerous horse shows scheduled at the events center.


TSheets, the digital timesheet company based in Eagle, sold itself to Intuit, the maker of QuickBooks. It’s a merger that makes sense given the two companies long relationship.

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The Magic Valley is known for its agricultural clout. But beyond giant dairy farms and the row crops, there’s an aquatic economy that’s literally hopping.

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Forbes is out with a fresh list highlighting the Best States for Business and Idaho is – near-ish the top? The Gem State comes in at 20 on the list, sandwiched between Massachusetts and Missouri.


The Greek yogurt juggernaut Chobani has rebranded as the company moves into its second decade on the market. Chobani opened its Twin Falls plant in 2012, becoming the largest yogurt facility in the world. The plant employs 1,000 people who earn an average of $15 an hour.

The named days just keep coming. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. We’ve reached the last of the Thanksgiving-adjacent buying days: Giving Tuesday. This christened shopping day is meant to channel holiday spending toward more worthy causes than the mall.