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Brutal western US winter has been terrible for animals

Antelope injured while falling on ice. Horses stranded in snowy mountains. Cougars descending from their wilderness lairs to forage in a town. It’s been a beastly winter in the American West, not just for people but for animals too. One ...

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Idaho House panel introduces tax cut proposals

Idaho lawmakers ushered in the first tax cut proposals of the 2017 legislative session on Jan. 25 with the hope of providing Idahoans with a little more cash in their pockets at the end of the year. House Majority Leader ...

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Idaho House clears tax conformity bill

The Idaho House has approved aligning the state’s tax code with federal rules. The typical routine bill faced a handful of opposing lawmakers who argued the state should not be recognizing same-sex marriages. Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban was invalidated by ...

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Millennials don’t invest the way their elders do, advisers say (access required)

With technology playing a large role in the industry and older generations looking to pass money on to their millennial offspring, wealth management firms are at a crossroads. For starters, the relationship millennials have with their parents is very different ...

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Idaho racing groups seek OK of lucrative betting terminals

Racing groups are urging an Idaho commission to sign off on a last-ditch effort to save their faltering industry after failing to convince the Legislature to reinstate lucrative betting machines known as instant racing terminals. John Sheldon, the operator of ...

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Judge dismisses community bank suit against National Credit Union Administration

A federal judge has dismissed an Independent Community Bankers of America lawsuit against the National Credit Union Administration over a rule change governing loan limits. NCUA is the federal regulator for credit unions. Independent Community Bankers of America, or ICBA, ...

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Web app connects immigration attorneys and their clients (access required)

Two brothers in Meridian are building a web application to connect immigrants to immigration attorneys. Todd and John Levesque launched Lolly Law in late 2014 as a way to help immigration attorneys manage their case files. Their web application helps ...

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American Air Filter acquires Idaho offices

American Air Filter, a Kentucky-based distributor and manufacturer of air filters with operations in 22 countries and more than 3,000 employees, has purchased Phoenix-based Aire Filter Products to extend its reach in the West. American Air Filter already had a manufacturing ...

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Sales of existing US homes fell in December as supplies hit 17-year low

Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999. The National Association of Realtors said Jan. 24 that sales of existing homes fell 2.8 percent last month ...

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Idaho tax bill advances despite gay marriage objections

The Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted Jan. 24 to bring the state’s tax code in line with federal rules, despite facing objections from two lawmakers who argued the state should not be recognizing same-sex marriages. The Idaho Legislature ...

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