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Measure regulating short-term rentals passes Idaho House (access required)

The Idaho Statehouse. File photo.

A bill that requires online market places for short-term rentals to collect and remit Idaho taxes on behalf of its hosts is one step closer to becoming law after passing through the House of Representatives. The Idaho House of Representatives voted ...

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A word with Max Clark, CCDC’s parking facilities director (access required)

Max Clark, CCDC parking and facilities director, at the Eastman Garage in Boise. Photo by Patrick Sweeney.

Max Clark is the parking facilities director for the Capital City Development Corp., or CCDC, the urban renewal agency that raises money through tax increment financing for many of the city’s physical assets, including its parking garages. Clark has spent ...

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Idaho Lottery enters into new contract with service provider

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After receiving proposals from three gaming equipment vendors, the Idaho Lottery is entering into another 10-year contract with the Georgia company Intralot. Intralot has been contracted with Idaho Lottery since 2007 and provides all of the equipment for multi-state games ...

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Pay disparity hurts women in Idaho (access required)

Women working in a Treasure Valley health care office.

Idaho has been showing up on flattering Top Ten lists lately, but it’s also on one that isn’t such good news: The state ranked No. 7 for the worst inequality of pay between men and women. Policy and business leaders ...

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Mayo, wings, butter: ‘Fake milk’ is the latest food fight

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Is “fake milk” spoiling the dairy industry’s image? Dairy producers are calling for a crackdown on the almond, soy and rice “milks” they say are masquerading as the real thing and cloud the meaning of milk. A group that advocates ...

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Idaho Senate panel kills plan to raise smoking age to 21

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A plan to bump Idaho’s legal smoking age from 18 to 21 has failed to win enough support among conservative Idaho lawmakers wary of curbing individual freedoms. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Fred Martin, a Republican from Boise, would have ...

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Grant will highlight minority history in Idaho (access required)

Idaho’s civil rights era history is not well known, but it will get some attention over the next few years through a National Park Service grant project. The Idaho Historical Society, the Black History museum, and Preservation Idaho are joining ...

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Roundup 3.3.17 (access required)

Exclusive Wireless Inc. leased 1,356 square feet at 1636 E. Idaho Ave. in Ontario. Brianna Miller of Thornton Oliver Keller represented the tenant and Bronson Grange of Hawkins Companies represented the landlord. Auric Solar leased 14,400 square feet of industrial ...

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Protected bike lanes make space for more cyclists (access required)

Kittleson & Associates helped Sky Lakes Wellness Center plan a protected bike lane in Klamath Falls. One of the biggest issues that concerned citizens was avoiding losing on-street parking on much of the route. (Courtesy of Kittelson & Associates)

New bike lanes usually are not exciting or dramatic projects for engineering firms. They seldom win awards for their efforts. However, Kittelson & Associates in Portland, Ore., earlier this month received such an honor from the American Council of Engineering ...

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