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Senate leaders won’t file argument in grocery tax lawsuit

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Idaho’s top Senate leaders say they won’t file arguments in the lawsuit challenging how long a governor has to veto legislation. Senate leadership had previously asked the Idaho Supreme Court to defend their legislative actions in a case revolving around ...

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Judge orders man to pay $391k in damages for Boise wildfire

An Idaho judge says a 19-year-old man must pay more than $391,000 in damages for starting a 2016 wildfire in the Boise foothills. Ada County Magistrate Judge James Cawthon on May 26 also sentenced Taylor Kemp to spend at least ...

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Environmentalists criticize cattle grazing plan for Craters of the Moon

Federal officials on May 26 released a cattle grazing plan for central Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve that immediately came under fire from an environmental group. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Final Environmental Impact Statement ...

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Investors: mine your community for wisdom, referrals (access required)

The Idaho Technology Council held its 2017 Capital Connect Conference May 24 at the Stueckle Sky Center on Boise State University campus. Photo by Erika Sather-Smith.

Personal introductions can make all the difference to early-stage entrepreneurs who hope to succeed with investors. “I can not stress enough how much a referral means,”  said Jerry Henley, CEO of Rubicon Capital. Henley was one of several investors tapped ...

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What managers should ask about cloud data storage and security (access required)

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Data storage in the cloud has become a mainstay for companies in all industries and of all sizes. Yet as more and more valuable data moves to the cloud, how can businesses stay one step ahead of the security risks? ...

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Idaho lawmakers’ 2017 session travel expenses tally $107,000

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Idaho lawmakers have billed state taxpayers $107,000 so far this year for travel expenses accrued during the 2017 legislative session. The Associated Press obtained the information through a public records request for this year’s travel reimbursements for the 105 state ...

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Census: Meridian still one of the fastest-growing cities

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Meridian was one of the fastest-growing cities in the country last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South last year, with four of ...

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Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter

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President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the West without the current requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won’t be resold for slaughter. Wild horse advocates say the change ...

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TSA runs screening tests at 10 airports, including Boise

American Airlines will start nonstop flights July 5 between Boise and Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Travelers at some U.S. airports, including the Boise airport, are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely. The Transportation Security Administration said May 24 that it ...

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