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Idaho officials OK purchase of northern Idaho forest land

Idaho officials have approved the purchase of about 2,400 acres of forest in northern Idaho from a timber company. In another timber-related move, they approved new rules involving the sales of cedar trees that drew fierce opposition from cedar pole ...

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New online tool helps businesses navigate lawmaking process

A former clerk for the Idaho House of Representatives has created an online education tool to help business owners and lobbyists better navigate the legislative process. After serving as chief administrative officer in the Idaho House for nine years, Bonnie ...

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Boise siblings launch new social media site (access required)

Cole Smith had never been able to use social media accounts quite the way he wanted. Apps like Facebook and Twitter allowed him to follow topics and people he wanted, but mixed all of his interests into one news feed where ...

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Workers are key to preventing cyber attacks

As high profile cyber attacks make headlines and spur legislation in Congress, smaller ones are spurring IT officers to work more closely with employees, who are seen as the first line of defense in deterring hackers. Employees are often tricked ...

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Idaho finds new way to figure the price tag of new laws

Idaho’s top legislative leaders have approved a new system for estimating the cost of proposed legislation on the state’s general fund. In Idaho, bill sponsors are solely responsible for determining the financial impact of their legislation. There is no consequence ...

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Report: Twin Falls is a top choice for U.S. food processors (access required)

New federal regulations and high water prices in California are creating a volatile market for food processors, and many are looking at southern Idaho as a place to move. The Boyd Company, a New Jersey location consultant, recently released a ...

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Department of Commerce creates new team to help existing businesses (access required)

The Idaho Department of Commerce has created a new team to address concerns about its attempts to attract out-of-state organizations. The Department of Commerce uses various tax incentives and grant programs to attract large employers to Idaho. Some, such as ...

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Supplement maker to leave Idaho for South Carolina

A Sandpoint-area nutritional supplement maker is moving its corporate headquarters and the rest of its business to South Carolina. Thorne Research will complete its move by the end of 2018, Tom McKenna, chief operating officer, said in a prepared statement. ...

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Conagra Brands completes Lamb Weston spinoff, name change

Conagra Brands has completed the spinoff of its Lamb Weston frozen potato business and renamed the remaining packaged food company. Lamb Weston is based in Eagle, Idaho, but it also has a major office in Kennewick, Washington. It produces a ...

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