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Don’t toss that fax machine yet

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)

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 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)

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)

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 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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