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Treasury grants further relief on IRS withholding penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department announced Friday that it is expanding again the relief it grants taxpayers who had too little in income taxes withheld from their paychecks in the first year of a sweeping tax overhaul. Treasury said ...

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Beer, wine sales approved for historic Idaho theaters

Legislation to allow Idaho theaters on the National Register of Historic Places to obtain licenses to sell beer and wine has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. The Republican Little last week signed the legislation that applies to ...

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Starting teacher pay raised to $40,000 in Idaho

Starting teacher pay will increase to $40,000 annually in a move Idaho lawmakers hope will attract and keep more teachers in the state. Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday signed into law the legislation that received overwhelming support in the House ...

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Post Falls teen aiming to beat her own cookie sales record

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Mikayla Butler is so good at selling Girl Scout Cookies, even the sweet-smelling candles in her house remind visitors that it’s time to put in their orders. The Post Falls High School junior and Troop ...

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Idaho state lawmaker charged with tax evasion in Texas

The lawyer representing a first-term Idaho state lawmaker charged with tax evasion questioned the motivations of federal prosecutors. The Spokesman Review reports Republican Rep. John O. Green was indicted last year for conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government dating back ...

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Fed set to signal no expectation of rate hikes anytime soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience. A focus on incoming economic data. And no interest rate hikes likely soon. The message the Federal Reserve is poised to send when its latest policy meeting ends this week is a soothing one. It reflects ...

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Poll: Losing Amazon second HQ deal was bad for New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters in Queens and many think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bears blame for the deal falling ...

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Google paid former exec $35 million after harassment claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package when he was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation, according to court documents released Monday. Details of the exit package ...

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