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Committee passes minimum wage break for family businesses (access required)

Businesses wishing to hire immediate family members under the same below-minimum wage exemption that farms enjoy are one step closer to their goal. A bill promoting it was passed by the Idaho Legislature’s House Business committee with two dissenting votes. ...

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OPE report slams state nursing home survey team (access required)

After a report harshly critical of the Idaho state nursing home survey team, the division responsible said it is working to address concerns. “A dysfunctional work environment in the nursing home survey team at the Division of Licensing and Certification ...

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Idaho House takes step toward repealing Unfair Sales Act (access required)

If you’ve ever bought a gallon of milk on sale, you could be a scofflaw. But the legal sale of items below cost has moved one step closer. Idaho’s Unfair Sales Act outlaws sales of items below cost. There have ...

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Grocery broker Impact expands into Michigan (access required)

With the goal of expanding its grocery brokering business across the country, Impact Group has acquired Mingerink & Associates for an undisclosed price. Acquisition is a strategy the company has been using since April 2016, when it entered into a ...

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Crapo bill could help Idaho community banks (access required)

A national banking bill put forth by Idaho’s Sen. Mike Crapo could pay big benefits back home, according to community bankers. The bill, S.2155, is intended to roll back some Dodd-Frank compliance restrictions that were put into place in 2010. ...

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Cobalt company refines processing plans

A Vancouver company is seeking to build a cobalt processing plant near Blackfoot that could create dozens of jobs paying $70,000 to $80,000 annually. The company, eCobalt Solutions Inc., doing business in the U.S. as Formation Capital Corp., released a ...

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Micron partnership changes no cause for concern (access required)

Micron is going in and out of partnerships with other technology companies, but the consensus is that this isn’t a bad thing. So far, the Boise-based company has mutually agreed to end one of its partnerships with chipmaker Intel, while ...

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