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Idaho seeks to force Texas oil company to turn over records (access required)

Idaho officials sought to force a Texas oil company to turn over records following an evaluation showing what the state calls “discrepancies” involving production records. The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 5-0 on Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for ...

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IRS issues guidance on deductibility of business meals

The IRS is making it simpler for business owners to deduct the cost of meals with customers and clients. The agency last week issued guidance for the deductibility of food and meals under the tax law enacted in December. The ...

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Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman dies at 96

Leon Lederman, an experimental physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for his work on subatomic particles and coined the phrase “God particle,” died Wednesday at 96. Lederman directed the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago from 1978 to ...

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Coeur d’Alene Tribe to build youth recreation center (access required)

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has approved plans for a nearly $16 million youth and family recreation center in northern Idaho. The center will be built on land near Worley owned by the tribe and its health care organization, Marimm Health. ...

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Despite strong economy, small business owners stay cautious (access required)

Although the economy is strong and consumers are optimistic, many small business owners are holding fast to their cautious approach to expansion. The government’s latest estimate of second-quarter economic growth, released earlier this month, showed that the gross domestic product ...

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Work advances on state government center in west Boise (access required)

Idaho state lawmakers decided two years ago to buy the former Hewlett-Packard campus in West Boise and make it a center for state offices, but so far no state agencies have moved in. Construction is underway, however, and the first ...

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Group cites central Idaho mine pollution in lawsuit (access required)

An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending state officials are violating federal law by failing to prevent toxic discharge from the abandoned Triumph Mine in central Idaho. The Idaho Conservation League in the lawsuit filed last month says ...

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Idaho water organization gets workforce training grant (access required)

The Idaho Rural Water Association of Boise is getting a $1.4 million federal grant to build a workforce training center. The grant was announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday. The Idaho Rural Water Association of Boise estimates ...

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Boise movement wants to move past recycling to ‘zero waste’

When China stopped taking American waste for recycling last January, it threw Boise and other western U.S. cities into a tizzy. Boise added the orange energy bag and a confusing set of rules for home recyclers. Now a movement is ...

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Meridian becomes 14th Idaho city to ban LGBTQ discrimination

The city of Meridian is the latest municipality in the state to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Idaho’s Legislature has so far refused to pass a bill that would add such protections to the state’s human ...

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