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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.

Utah broadcaster buys Pocatello radio station (access required)

Freedom’s Voice Broadcasting has purchased a previously dormant radio transmitter, KPTO in Pocatello. Freedom’s Voice’s Tim Aalders hosts a midday talk radio show in Salt Lake City that will be broadcast on the Pocatello station. The new radio station is ...

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Tax cuts, which could attract businesses, closer to passage (access required)

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An Idaho House panel approved a plan to cut income taxes incrementally over time, starting with a 0.1 percentage point cut in 2015. The measure, approved on a largely party-line vote, is intended to help attract more companies to Idaho, ...

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U.S. Bank promotes Smith to regional president (access required)

Justin Smith is the new regional president for U.S. Bank in Western Idaho/Eastern Oregon, filling a top post that was vacated more than two months ago when former regional president Joel Hickman left the bank. Smith had been the senior ...

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Bomb tech company growing thanks to government sales (access required)

WMDTech got its start in 2007 offering trainings to bomb technicians, law enforcement and the military on how to disable bombs and other threats. Now the Nampa small business makes most of its money buy selling products to those customers. ...

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Lawmakers could expand alcohol free samples (access required)

Idaho lawmakers are considering two proposals to expand customer sampling of Idaho-made alcoholic beverages. An Idaho Senate committee on Feb. 14 passed legislation to allow small tastings of distilled spirits at distilleries, while a House committee on Feb. 16 introduced ...

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Idaho lawmaker wants to abolish Unfair Sales Act (access required)

Idaho State Rep. Jason Monks, R-Meridian, says the state should ditch an antiquated law that prohibits retailers from selling items for below cost. The state’s Unfair Sales Act was passed in 1939, and Monks says many economic and societal advances, ...

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