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Don’t toss that fax machine yet

A fax machine in use.

Who uses fax machines anymore? Actually, a lot more people than you think. But people who use them because they think they’re more secure than email may have an unpleasant surprise. Fax machines can transmit a page of information to ...

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Proposal would repeal Idaho’s 2016 noncompete law (access required)

The Idaho Statehouse.

Rep. Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, is working on a bill to repeal a noncompete law enacted in 2016 that critics said made it harder for employees to leave their jobs and could cripple Idaho’s startup community. Rubel, an intellectual property attorney ...

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Experts: TSheets sale will bring more attention to Idaho tech (access required)

The newly completed 200,000-square-foot Clearwater Analytics building in downtown Boise. A tech corridor of sorts is forming on Eighth Street, which runs through the center of the downtown. Photo by Pete Grady.

The Dec. 5 acquisition of Eagle-based timesheet software company TSheets is good news for Idaho technology companies, say local industry leaders. TSheets, which was launched in 2006, announced Dec. 5 it was acquired by Mountain View, Calif.-based accounting software vendor ...

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Business group calls for a slate of tax cuts (access required)


An important association of Idaho businesses will push for a slate of tax reductions in the upcoming legislative session, and the group also will ask lawmakers to support allowing local option taxing authority in the state. Nathan Anderson, director of ...

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Eagle timesheet company TSheets is acquired by Intuit (access required)

Matt Rissell

Eagle timesheet software manufacturer TSheets Inc. has been acquired by Intuit Inc., the Mountain View, Calif., company that produces software such as TurboTax and Quickbooks, for $340 million. “We have been long-time partners with Intuit, going all the way back ...

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Conference covers the ‘new normal’ of climate change in Idaho


The discussion on climate change has pivoted, moving from how to prevent it to how to live with it, to looking at the costs – and even the benefits – of the new normal. That was the theme of “Safeguarding ...

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Lawmakers ponder changes to commercial vehicle registration (access required)

Semi Truck by Mile 173

Registering a commercial or farm vehicle of more than 60,000 pounds in Idaho requires operators to navigate a byzantine system of 175 weight-and-mileage categories. But lawmakers have been directed in an interim committee to streamline the system in the coming legislative ...

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Consultants: Self-funded insurance would save the state money

The Idaho Statehouse.

The state of Idaho has taken another step toward changing its state employee health insurance to a self-funded model, which could take effect as soon as next July. Mercer, the New York-based human resources consulting company hired by the Legislature ...

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New College of Idaho library supports technology, reading (access required)

Work on the new College of Idaho Library is scheduled to be completed at the end of this year, with move-in in January.

By the beginning of the next semester in February, Christine Schutz, director of the College of Idaho’s library, hopes to be in a shining new facility. The library is under construction and scheduled to be completed by the end of ...

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