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A word with Duree Westover of Experis (access required)

Duree Westover is managing director at the Boise office of Experis, a global employment firm with 31,000 employees that focuses on IT and engineering workers. Experis is part of the huge Manpower group. Westover has spent her career in sales ...

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Idaho projected to see $139M surplus

Idaho could be on track to finish the fiscal year with $139 million in surplus tax revenue if a new forecast released Dec. 8 holds true. The state’s legislative budget office released the projection for the year ending next June ...

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A word with social media law expert Lisa McGrath (access required)

Lisa McGrath is a lawyer who specializes in issues relating to social media, the internet, and other online matters. McGrath started out in government work in high school with an internship with Gov. Phil Batt, and earned a bachelor’s degree ...

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Department of Labor works to increase apprenticeships (access required)

The Idaho Department of Labor is expanding apprenticeships in health care, information technology and advanced manufacturing in order to create a better pipeline between talent and employers. The U.S. Department of Labor gave Idaho DOL a $1.6 million grant to ...

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Standard unemployment insurance tax drops 6.3 percent for 2017 (access required)

Idaho’s standard unemployment insurance tax rate will drop by 6.3 percent to a rate of 1.395 percent in 2017. The unemployment insurance tax is a tax on gross wages that employers pay into a fund that pays out unemployment claims. New ...

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Airbnb will now collect sales and travel taxes for hosts

Airbnb will collect state sales tax, travel and convention tax and Greater Boise Auditorium District tax for short-term lodging rentals beginning Dec. 1. The online marketplace will automatically collect applicable tax instead of leaving it up to the host of the property to ...

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Idaho Fish and Game to try for fee hike once again

Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are once again preparing to push a plan to raise hunting and fishing fees, despite previous resistance from state lawmakers who have refused to advance similar proposals. Director Virgil Moore announced ...

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Fuel breaks to limit rangeland fires proposed in 3 states

A proposed fuel break system in southwest Idaho, southeast Oregon and northern Nevada will limit the size of destructive rangeland wildfires and protect habitat for sage grouse, say officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The agency on Dec. ...

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For Idaho bankers, coming year holds more questions than answers (access required)

State and federal elections are over and lawmakers, economists and businesses are now left with the task of determining Idaho’s needs. They’re also waiting to see what the newly elected president will do. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to focus ...

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Customedica Pharmacy opens a second shop in Boise (access required)

The independent, locally owned Customedica Pharmacy opened its second Treasure Valley location Dec. 5 at 1915 W. State St. at the west edge of downtown Boise. The second Customedica comes 14 years after owner Shah Afshar opened his first Customedica ...

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