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Bill to increase Idaho election finance transparency fails

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Legislation intended to make more public who is donating to candidates and political causes in Idaho has been put on hold after a diverse array of nonprofit groups on Friday complained it would force them to reveal donors who wished ...

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A third congressperson for Idaho is not looking likely

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Last year, it looked like Idaho could have been in line for a third congressional representative and another vote in the Electoral College. But new projections are casting doubt. Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states in the country. But ...

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Cost of Washington’s measles outbreak tops $1M

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The cost of Washington’s measles outbreak has surpassed $1 million as more than 200 health-department staffers from the state and Clark County focus their efforts on the disease. As of Tuesday, there were 63 confirmed cases ...

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Micron borrows $1.8 billion to pay off other notes (access required)

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Micron has issued a flurry of Securities and Exchange Commission filings regarding $1.8 billion in borrowing, but it’s apparently nothing to worry about. “It’s just borrowing at a lower rate to retire debt at a higher rate,” said Jim Handy, ...

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Idaho moves toward legalizing industrial hemp (access required)

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After last year’s Farm Bill made it legal nationwide, Idaho is taking steps to legalize growing and shipping of non-psychoactive cannabis products such as industrial hemp and CBD oil. Growing and shipping such products is now legal nationwide if they ...

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Coworking spaces gaining a foothold in Idaho (access required)

This is the second in a four-part series on the gig economy. We’ve all heard of Airbnb if you need to rent a room or Uber if you want to make money driving. But there’s another phenomenon emerging that’s also ...

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Report: Boise No. 2 on list of best state capitals to live in

When it comes to “best of” lists, Boise has a pretty stellar track record. Now there’s another top 10 finish for the City of Trees, this one from WalletHub, a credit reporting and financial advising website, which says Boise is ...

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Breakfast Series report: Laboring over labor – minimum wage, coworking and other workforce trends (access required)

Introduction With the unemployment rate throughout the U.S. at 4 percent and Idaho’s rate at 2.6 percent as of December, employers are finding it increasingly difficult to attract and retain top employees for their organizations. It’s a battle for talent, ...

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Mobile instrumentation systems company expands operations to Boise facility (access required)

Ravenswood Solutions, a Fremont, California-based company that sells GPS-based mobile instrumentation systems to the military, first responders and other clients for training purposes, will expand its operations to Boise, adding up to 40 jobs, the company has confirmed. Ravenswood will ...

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