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How business fared in the legislative session

The Idaho Legislature ended its 2016 session March 25 after making some progress in education, which had been a priority heading into the session. The budget for K-12 schools increased 7.7 percent in the 75-day session to $1.58 billion dollars ...

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1 Million Cups networking event starts in Boise (access required)

Boise held its first 1 Million Cups event March 30 to create a networking system for new businesses. 1 Million Cups is an entrepreneurial event started by the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City in 2012. It has spread to 88 ...

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Agency requests more time on broadband repayment decision

The head of Idaho’s Department of Administration says he’s requesting more time to decide if the agency will try to recover money paid out under the illegal $60 million broadband contract. In early March, the Idaho Supreme Court agreed that ...

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Treasure Valley Litho acquires Joslyn Morris Printing (access required)

The Boise-based printing store Treasure Valley Litho has acquired Joslyn Morris Printing. Litho had been working on the deal since June and announced it March 28, Litho Sales Manager Katie Watts said. Joslyn Morris Printing is the company’s third acquisition ...

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Boise’s AAA Sign Co. reopens after 27-year hiatus (access required)

Boise’s AAA Sign Co. in Boise’s Hyde Park neighborhood has reopened after sitting idle for 27 years. The shop was started by Paul Ashley, whose hand-painted signs have hung above the doors of Boise businesses since 1944. There is an ...

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Idaho sees increase in fraudulent tax returns

The Idaho State Tax Commission is fighting a recent spike in tax fraud. The commission saw a 64 percent increase in tax fraud from 2014 to 2015 because of stolen identities, commission spokeswoman Renee Eymann said. “Criminals are using information ...

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Ostrich rancher expects to make big strides this year

Alexander McCoy was working as a financial adviser for Citigroup in South Africa when he first encountered ostrich meat. McCoy was fascinated with the taste of the red meat, which is leaner than pork and beef, and was impressed with ...

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Tensions escalate between Idaho attorney general, lawmakers

Mounting tensions between Idaho lawmakers and the Attorney General’s office have revealed a political power struggle over whether the state’s elected officials should be able to pursue legal opinions that match their own interests. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced April ...

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Judge rules against Forest Service in N. Idaho road dispute

The U.S. Forest Service erred in deciding Idaho officials planning a logging project didn’t need a special use permit to use a road that crosses private property within a Wild and Scenic River corridor, a federal judge has ruled. The ...

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