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

Girl Scout Cookie tax break could face trouble in Idaho Senate (access required)

Brent Hill, the top Republican in the Idaho Senate, loves the work that the Girl Scouts do, but said that doesn’t necessarily mean that they should get a tax exemption for selling cookies. A House Committee has approved a sales ...

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Rite-Aid will remodel store at 15th and State (access required)

Rite-Aid has filed plans with the city of Boise to renovate its store and pharmacy at 15th and State streets, including adding new clinic and pharmacy rooms, as well as new lights, ceiling panels, flooring and paint. A spokesman for ...

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Former Boise Burger King could become Carl’s Jr. (access required)

Carl’s Jr. could fill a vacant burger joint on the corner of 17th and State streets in Boise. The burger company, which has more than a dozen locations in Idaho, filed a building permit application for the site with the ...

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A word with Doug Fowler: ‘We have plenty to do’

After years of planning and waiting, Harris Ranch is growing at a steady pace. The east Boise development, slated for 400 acres of the planned 1,100-acre space, had 65 homes sold last year at a value of $22.5 million. Four ...

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Cloud computing tax exemption moves forward in Idaho House panel (access required)

Leaders of several Idaho-based technology companies successfully convinced a panel of lawmakers that the state shouldn’t tax cloud computing services and online software under the state’s sales tax. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee on March 7 approved the legislation, ...

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Project update: NNU Learning Commons (access required)

Northwest Nazarene University will break ground on its new Learning Commons on March 8. The $10 million project will include renovating the Nampa private university’s existing 22,400-square-foot library and building an adjoining 34,225-square-foot space that will include study and computer ...

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Sales tax money could bond big road projects (access required)

Sales tax money could be used to pay for large road projects that are expected to add to the state’s coffers. Supporters of the plan say it could help pay for a proposed new highway connecting Meridian to Emmett as ...

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Complexities slow removal of ‘hated’ personal property tax (access required)

Efforts to end Idaho’s personal property tax on businesses have been at the forefront of discussions at the Idaho Legislature for years, long before Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter outlined a repeal plan in his State of the State speech. But ...

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Making way for Nampa’s Library Square (access required)

Work crews are demolishing three buildings in downtown Nampa that in just over a year will become a new trio of buildings called Library Square. After the demolition work, crews will grade the ground. A formal groundbreaking on the project ...

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Owyhee converting hotel rooms into apartments (access required)

Longer stays are now available at a century-old hotel in downtown Boise. The Owyhee Plaza Hotel, which got new owners last year, will be renamed the Owyhee Place, with 68 hotel rooms being converted into 36 apartments. Owyhee Place will ...

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