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Advocates for tobacco tax increase will try again next year (access required)

It’ll be Take Two next year for a coalition of Idaho health organizations that want to raise Idaho’s tobacco tax, though they’ll still face strong opposition from lawmakers wanting to hold the line on taxes as well as smokers and ...

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KTRV Channel 12 suspends its news program (access required)

Boise’s former Fox affiliate, KTRV Channel 12, suspended its news program indefinately Dec. 5. The television station lost its affiliation with FOX in early in 2011 and has been operating independently since then, running syndicated shows while producing its own ...

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SeaPort Airlines will halt service between Idaho Falls and Boise (access required)

Idaho travelers will once again have to get used to the road when travelling between Boise and Idaho Falls as SeaPort Airlines prepares to halt service on the only direct flight between the two cities. Boise Airport spokesman Bryant Francis ...

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Company contests citations following miner’s death

Hecla Mining Company is contesting four citations and $1 million in fines issued by a federal agency following a cave-in that killed a miner in April at the Lucky Friday Mine in northern Idaho. Phil Baker, president and chief executive ...

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Allegiant Air to cut Twin Falls flights to Las Vegas (access required)

Direct flights between Twin Falls and Las Vegas will no longer be available after January 1. Allegiant Air announced Dec. 2 it is terminating twice-weekly air service from Twin Falls and Las Vegas because there isn’t enough demand, Allegiant President Andrew ...

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Syringa Bank parent extends stock offer (access required)

Syringa Bancorp has extended its stock offering originally slated to conclude Sept. 15. All parties agreed to extend the escrow closing date to Jan. 16 as they continue to work through a few issues, said CEO Scott Gibson, president and ...

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Twin Falls newspaper’s company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (access required)

Lee Enterprises, the owner of the Times-News in Twin Falls and 47 other daily newspapers, across the country announced that it is seeking Chapter 11 bankrupcy protection in an effort to refinance some of its $904.5 million in debt. The ...

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Norco buys E. Idaho medical supplier (access required)

Norco Inc. recently acquired respiratory equipment and medical supply business Valley Medical Shoppe in eastern Idaho. Boise-based Norco is a regional supplier of medical, welding and safety equipment. The deal gets Norco into the Blackfoot and Rexburg markets. In Idaho Falls, ...

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IBM, Micron, roll out computer processing in 3-D (access required)

IBM and Micron are introducing a three-dimensional computer processing device the companies say offers much higher capacity and is about 15 times faster than the current standard. Boise-based Micron will produce the Hybrid Memory Cube made with an IBM chip-making process and ...

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