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IACI to propose tax relief

The Idaho Legislature can help businesses gain traction in the sluggish economy, Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry President Alex LaBeau told the Legislature’s Economic Outlook & Revenue Assessment Committee Jan. 7. “What you do matters in business policy,” he ...

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SJC rules against banks on mortgage assignments

Tom Egan The Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a Land Court judge’s decision in U.S. Bank v. Ibanez invalidating foreclosure sales conducted by two plaintiff banks to which mortgages had been assigned. “We agree with the judge that the plaintiffs, ...

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State signs deal with feds over nuke fuel research

Idaho has agreed to allow the federal government to ship limited, research quantities of used nuclear fuel to the Idaho National Laboratory. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the deal Jan. 6 in a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Department ...

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Finance Dept. orders refunds by Fla. credit counselor

The Idaho Department of Finance penalized GHS Solutions LLC for offering credit counseling services without a license. Florida-based GHS agreed to refund $303,218.23 to Idaho customers who contracted with GHS when the company did not hold an Idaho license, the ...

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Copper thefts up at construction sites; abandoned homes

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is reporting an increase in copper thefts at abandoned homes and new construction sites. Property Crimes Detective Marc Bowman said thefts had been down for some time, but started to pick up again in October. ...

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N. Idaho city pays fine for wastewater violations

Federal environmental officials say the city of Bonners Ferry has agreed to pay a $12,300 penalty for alleged violations of clean water rules caused by discharges from its water treatment plant. The Environmental Protection Agency identified more than 1,600 permit ...

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Boise faces talent crunch (access required)

Jon Carter hated to leave Boise, but he didn’t feel like he could risk staying around. Carter, who moved to the city in 2000 to take a job with the mobile software company Extended Systems and later worked as a ...

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Health magazine co. teams up with KTVB (access required)

A Boise company that produces health magazines has teamed up with KTVB-TV to provide local health-oriented content for the television station’s website. Healthy Idaho is a two-person company that distributes 20,000 magazines each month to physician waiting rooms, hospitals, and ...

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