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Idaho Supreme Court finds errors in grocery tax lawsuit

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The Idaho Supreme Court has found several errors in a lawsuit filed by 30 lawmakers challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto on a bill that would have repealed the state’s sales tax on groceries. According to the order April 26, ...

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Idaho adds more oversight to $2B in special districts

The College of Southern Idaho.

Idaho officials are praising a new system designed to add accountability and transparency involving the more than $2 billion that flows through hundreds of the state’s special districts, but they caution they are still working out kinks. Special districts are ...

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University of Idaho students win $36,000 from entrepreneurial competitions (access required)

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University of Idaho students have cashed in at two regional business competitions, earning $36,000 since March 31. Seven U of I teams participated in the final round of the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge in Boise March 30 and 31. The event featured ...

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Chobani yogurt company sues right-wing radio host Alex Jones

The Chobani plant in Twin Falls. File photo.

Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit April 24 against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company. Chobani says that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month ...

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Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdown

Farm workers sort potatoes during harvest. File photo.

The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. From ...

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Oregon compliance software company plans to triple staff in Rexburg (access required)

The risk and compliance software and service company NAVEX Global plans to triple its staff in Rexburg as it hires workers to handle business-to-business insurance claims and field calls for the company. NAVEX Global designs and develops ethics and compliance software for businesses that need ...

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Idaho unemployment drops to 3.5 percent

Idaho’s unemployment rate in March dropped a tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 3.5 percent. The Idaho Department of Labor said April 21 that Idaho’s nonfarm payroll job growth remained strong with 18,700 new workers compared ...

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