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Idaho, Oregon pot seekers may head to Washington

Now that marijuana is legal in neighboring Washington state, Portland, Ore., police are offering some helpful advice to Oregon pot users. Sure, you can go over to Washington state to “smoke some weed,” a police advisory states, but you might ...

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Otter’s exchange choice at Idaho lawmakers’ mercy

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s decision next week on what kind of insurance exchange the state should adopt remains at the mercy of lawmakers who return to Boise on Jan. 7 for the 2013 session, Republican legislative leaders said. Otter has ...

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Idaho tax panel proposes collections upgrade

Idaho tax officials want the state to invest $5.2 million for a major computer upgrade in its collection system. The Idaho Tax Commission plans to pitch the upgrade to lawmakers in January as an improvement that could pay for itself ...

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Paul Petrino to get at least $390K at Idaho

New University of Idaho head coach Paul Petrino will be paid at least $390,000 annually in a three-year contract approved by the Idaho State Board of Education. The board voted unanimously Nov. 4 to approve the package for Petrino, who ...

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Idaho Supreme Court hears cigarette tax case

The Idaho Supreme Court is considering whether Native American retailers that sell cigarettes to other Native American retailers must obtain Idaho state tax stamps. The high court heard arguments Dec. 3 in the case between Native Wholesale Supply Co., which ...

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Idaho Power plays hardball with biogas developer

Idaho’s renewable energy landscape is strewn with failed projects, but more casualties may soon be added to the list after Idaho Power Co. demanded state regulators cancel the utility’s contracts to buy electricity from two proposed dairy manure digesters. Idaho ...

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Pocatello officials draft anti-discrimination rule

City leaders in Pocatello are joining a handful of other Idaho cities pursuing anti-discrimination safeguards based on a person’s sexual identity. Pocatello City Councilman Roger Bray said city officials are in the process of drafting an anti-discrimination ordinance that could ...

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Boy Scouts, Mormon church settle sex abuse lawsuit

The Boys Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a Portland man who said they didn’t do enough to stop a Scout troop leader from sexually abusing ...

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Idaho Transportation Dept info sales pull $5.4M

The Idaho Transportation Department makes more than $5.4 million a year selling motor vehicle records and other personal information to companies that use it to research car buying patterns, send out recall notices and even track down scofflaws who don’t ...

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