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Rite Aid, Albertsons call off merger deal ahead of vote

Rite Aid and the Boise grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote. Shares of the drugstore chain plunged after markets opened August 9. The owner of ...

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Cobblestone Hotel nears opening in Victor, has eyes on Payette and Weiser (access required)

Neenah, Wisconsin,-based Cobblestone Hotels will open its second Idaho hotel in mid-August in Victor, near the Wyoming state line. The first Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in the Gem State opened in November in Soda Springs. A Cobblestone official acknowledges early ...

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T-O Engineers merges with GDA Engineers of Wyoming

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T-O Engineers, Inc., a Meridian-based planning and engineering firm, has merged with GDA Engineers, a civil engineering and surveying firm based in Cody, Wyoming. “It opens doors to us geographically,” said Eva Fithen, marketing manager of T-O. “We’re in Idaho ...

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New steps are on the way for Boise’s Catholic cathedral

Only the upper half of the main staircase remains at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Boise as church leaders renovate the weather-damaged lower half. The stairs have been missing since June; parishioners will be entering the ...

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Company drops appeal in case over fatal 2016 trench collapse

A construction company has dropped its appeal of a report finding negligence in a fatal trench collapse in Boise that killed two workers. The Idaho Statesman reported August 9 that the fatal collapse in 2016 also injured a third employee ...

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Idaho election chief chooses election management software

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney has announced a new vendor to manage the state’s election system and voter registration database. Denney said August 7 that he chose Tenex Software Solutions Inc. from the six vendors who submitted proposals for ...

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Who’s in, out in small business tax break? It’s complicated

Architects and engineers are still in. Accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out — mostly. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a 20 percent deduction against income taxes under the new tax ...

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Idaho’s revenue from alcohol, tobacco taxes ranks low

A recent report by the Pew Research Center found that Idaho’s revenue from its taxes on alcohol, tobacco and gambling is among the lowest in the nation. Idaho’s revenue from sin taxes, also known as excise taxes, ranks 44th among ...

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New law may force small businesses to reveal data practices

A Rhode Island software company that sells primarily to businesses is nonetheless making sure it complies with a strict California law about consumers’ privacy. AVTECH Software is preparing for what some say is the wave of the future: laws requiring ...

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