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

Grangeville military training firm expands (access required)

Phoenix RBT Solutions in Grangeville is expanding its training programs and equipment, leading to new jobs in north Idaho. Phoenix, which offers training for law enforcement, the military, and security firms, is now partnering with Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) of ...

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Effort to tax online purchases introduced (access required)

Idaho lawmakers are once again considering whether to join a multi-state agreement that could lead to collecting sales tax on online sales. The measure could help brick-and-mortar stores, which face competition from websites that offer free or cheap shipping and ...

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Ports could come to dry land in Idaho (access required)

The Port of Lewiston stands alone as the only port district in Idaho, but one northern Idaho lawmaker wants to expand eligibility so that most counties could set up a port, if voters choose. Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, said ...

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Hecla faces second stockholder lawsuit (access required)

A second stockholder in northern Idaho’s Hecla Mining Co. is suing the company over a recent drop in share price and several public announcements that included the closing of the Lucky Friday mine near Mullan. The complaint filed Feb. 14 ...

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Income tax cut introduced, with Otter’s backing (access required)

The first plan for tax cuts has been introduced in the Idaho Legislature, and it could be good news for business. Under a plan backed by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, the state income tax rate would drop to 7.4 percent ...

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Brewer wants law change so he can partner in a new brewery (access required)

Fred Colby has worked hard since 2005 to launch the Laughing Dog Brewery in Ponderay and make it the second-largest microbrewery in the state. Now, he wants to apply his expertise to start a new brewery in Post Falls, but ...

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Women’s bike tour announces valley and mountain city locations (access required)

Five cities, including Boise, have been selected to host the five-day Exergy Tour, which will be the highest-ranked women’s cycling race in North America this year. The event, held overMemorial Day Weekend, will also be one of the last chances for ...

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Businesses could get $25 fine for not reporting new hires (access required)

The Idaho Department of Labor wants to add teeth to a 15-year-old law that requires businesses to report new hires. The department has said many small employers aren’t sending in their paperwork. Legislation introduced Feb. 9 in the Idaho Senate ...

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