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Anne Wallace Allen is the editor of the Idaho Business Review.

Northern Idaho aircraft maker sees recovery, slowly (access required)

A northern Idaho aircraft company says it’s starting to recover from the damage that was done to its industry when three auto company executives flew to Washington, D.C. in private jets in 2008 to ask Congress for a $25 billion ...

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Regulation of indoor tanning is unlikely in Idaho (access required)

Despite high cancer rates, there is no regulation of tanning beds in Idaho for teenagers, nor any movement to do so, said Tom Shanahan, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Welfare. Questions about tanning facilities were included on ...

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State’s lawsuit says Coeur d’Alene man owes investors millions (access required)

The state of Idaho has filed suit against a northern Idaho man who allegedly stole about $1.3 million from seven investors over the last few years. Keith Mitchell of Coeur d’Alene is accused of violating the registration and anti-fraud provisions ...

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Unemployment rate stable for third month (access required)

Although Idaho saw a modest increase in jobs in February, the state still had four unemployed people for every job opening, according to the latest report from the state Labor Department. Idaho added about 2,000 private sector jobs, many in ...

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Hecla could pay $263.4 million to settle pollution claim (access required)

The company that has owned and operated the Lucky Friday silver mine in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District has offered to pay $263.4 million in cash and stock to settle a long-running pollution lawsuit with the state and federal governments ...

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Ground Force Manufacturing to add factory space, hire 40 workers (access required)

A Kootenai County company that makes mining industry equipment plans to build a new factory and hire 40 people to staff it within three months. Ground Force Manufacturing, which has 100 employees at a factory in Post Falls, will close ...

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Senate panel votes down employer tax credit bill (access required)

A Senate panel narrowly defeated a bill on March 1 that would have given companies a little extra cash as an incentive to hire more workers. The Senate Local Government & Taxation Committee voted 5 to 4 against the hiring ...

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Plan would eliminate grocery tax, raise sales tax for two years (access required)

A pair of state representatives hopes to eliminate the grocery tax but make $99 million for education by raising the sales tax by a penny. The proposal from Democrats Roy Lacey of Pocatello and Cherie Buckner-Webb calls for increasing the ...

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