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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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Idaho oilseeds supplier expands his foreign markets (access required)

The owner of an American Falls oilseeds supplier said he’s been significantly expanding his foreign markets recently, creating new opportunities for local farmers to diversify their crop rotations. For growers in southern and eastern Idaho, contracts with Mountain States Oilseeds ...

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Barley farmers start supplying version of the grain that is edible for humans

A major grain supplier is developing a new market for Eastern Idaho barley farmers, who have endured recent cuts to their contracted malt barley acreage. In addition to raising malt barley for large brewing companies or feed barley for livestock, ...

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