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Breakfast Series report: Money matters

Introduction: Banking and financial services have experienced tremendous growth and change in the last decade as the nation has recovered from the recession and has implemented new rules for governing lenders. Leaders of banks, credit unions and other financial institutions ...

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Want to increase diversity in your law firm? Here’s how (access required)

The legal profession has a diversity problem. Statistics published by the American Bar Association show that despite many firms’ efforts, progress has been marginal. In 2017, women made up only about 35 percent of all active attorneys who participated in ...

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New tax law offers business benefits (access required)

For businesses, the new tax code giveth and the new tax code taketh away, according to Richard Sisson, a partner with Chigbrow, Ryan & Sisson, a Boise-based certified public accounting firm. Several common business deductions are no longer available, Sisson ...

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Idaho House OKs bill placing restrictions on bonds

Idaho’s House has advanced legislation that would require cities, counties and other taxing districts to wait almost one year before a failed bond could be placed back on the election ballot. It’s not unusual for taxing districts to immediately re-run ...

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Kroger joins other big retailers, tightens gun restriction

Kroger is raising the minimum age to buy guns at its Fred Meyer stores, the third major retailer to place restrictions on gun sales that exceed federal law. Like Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods a day earlier, Kroger on March ...

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Gold in Lemhi? (access required)

photo of midas gold mine

Test drills for the final eight holes of a 12-hole project in Lemhi County show “significant gold mineralization,” according to Revival Gold, which is handling the project. The Beartrack Gold Project drilled 11,000-meter cores. Based on the results, the company ...

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Redfin Housing Demand Index starts year in high gear (access required)

The Redfin Housing Demand Index began the year strong at 130.5 in January, up 0.5 percent month over month according to Redfin, the real estate brokerage. The seasonally adjusted number of buyers requesting home tours remained unchanged from December to ...

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Simplot buys Oregon nursery store (access required)

J.R. Simplot Company has bought Nursery Connection LLC in Oregon. The store, located in Hubbard, Oregon, southwest of Portland, will become one of the more than a dozen Simplot Partner retail stores, with three in Hawaii and the rest primarily ...

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Justice Department, Potlatch agree on Superfund settlement

A Washington state company with land holdings in Idaho will pay $6 million in a settlement with the federal government over the cleanup of a northern Idaho Superfund site. Potlatch Corporation and its subsidiary, Potlatch Land & Lumber, signed an ...

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