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Allred, Otter join to promote civil discourse program

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Former political rivals Keith Allred and C.L. “Butch” Otter will join forces on Friday to discuss a new program aimed at finding positive common ground across partisan lines. Allred is the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse ...

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Idaho’s tax revenues come in higher than expected in April

Idaho’s tax revenue collections came in higher than expected in April, but the state is still falling short of the forecast for the fiscal year. The Legislative Services Budget and Policy office says general fund revenue collections came in about ...

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Southeast Idaho crisis center already changing lives

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Desperate for help when a mental health emergency led her to intentionally cut herself, Norma Lueras turned to a new community resource. The Idaho State Journal reports the 57-year-old Pocatello woman checked herself into the South ...

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Some employers left short-staffed after visa program changes

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Some eastern Idaho businesses are struggling to find seasonal workers under new, stricter visa rules for non-agricultural workers. “It’s been very difficult to deal with,” Mandi Wilkinson, a controller for MD Nursery and Landscaping, told ...

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Insider Q&A: Business Roundtable executive on data privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Denise Zheng is vice president at the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of major U.S. companies, where she oversees the technology and internet innovation committee. Her previous background includes work as a technical adviser for the ...

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Report: Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide. The system would use a digital coin similar to bitcoin, but different in that Facebook ...

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Idaho company ordered to pay $44M in trade secrets lawsuit

A Boise-based software company has been ordered to pay SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. $44 million in damages in a lawsuit over trade secrets. Officials with Clearwater Analytics did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. ...

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Idaho state controller upgrades open government website

An Idaho official says a new upgrade to the state’s open-data transparency website will make it easier for people to get a look at the state’s financial information. The Transparent Idaho website is updated every night and has information about ...

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Idaho appeals ruling ordering release of execution records

Idaho prison officials are appealing a judge’s order that they turn over documents containing the source of lethal injection drugs used in a recent execution. The Idaho Department of Correction filed the notice of appeal this week in Ada County’s ...

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Idaho, Utah seek to defend Trump drilling plan lawsuit

Two states are seeking to intervene on the side of the federal government after four conservation groups asked a judge to immediately halt drilling, mining and other activities to protect habitat for a ground-dwelling bird in seven Western states. Idaho ...

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