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Morning News: Is The 40-Hour Work Week A Thing Of The Past?, Idaho Sugar Growers Upset About ’60 Minutes’ Sugar Story

Bring back the 40-hour work week | If you’re lucky enough to have a job right now, you’re probably doing everything possible to hold onto it. If the boss asks you to work 50 hours, you work 55. If she asks for 60, you give up weeknights and Saturdays, and work 65. (

Sugar growers call 60 Minutes piece ‘one-sided’ | Sugar beet grower Duane Grant of Rupert, Idaho, says the piece was fittingly aired on April 1 because he thought it was a journalistic joke. “A lot of growers are really upset about it,” he said. “They feel the methods that were used in the report didn’t meet the standards of a good scientific investigation. So the conclusions drawn are really unsubstantiated by accepted scientific process. Yellow journalism is what it is.” (

Reactions Mixed to City Grant Process On Monday, Twin Falls City Council members selected seven recipients to divide up $100,000 in city grant funding that, until this year, typically received little attention. The Municipal Outsource Powers Grant is designed to fund organizations that provide services the city could, but doesn’t. (

Rambus Files Appeal of Antitrust Trial Loss to Boise’s Micron, Korea’s Hynix | Micron Technology | Rambus, a California memory-chip designer, has filed an appeal of its loss of a $3.95 billion jury trial over its allegations that Boise’s Micron Technology and Hynix Semiconductor of South Korea conspired to prevent its memory chips from becoming an industry standard. (


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