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EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing the bill. The proposal follows a 2016 agreement reached under court order for the ...

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Courting millennials pays off (access required)

Companies are instituting casual dress, student debt forgiveness and other programs to attract and retain millennials, the newest members of the workforce. “Millennials are changing the world we live in,” said Peter Kaplan, managing partner of the Melville, N.Y.,  office ...

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Businesses in limbo after pushback halts overtime rules (access required)

As president of the 65-store Stinker Stores gas and convenience store chain, Charley Jones has many employees whose annual pay hovers around the $47,476 mark, the critical number that  prompted proposed changes to the way salary and benefits were paid ...

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Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho

Online sales of hunting and fishing licenses resumed Nov. 29 following a three-month shutdown due to a computer breach at the vendor that handles those sales, Idaho officials announced. Idaho Fish and Game officials said additional security features include requiring ...

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New DOL rules ban sex discrimination (access required)

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has revised its regulations banning sexual discrimination in federal contracting. According to an official statement, the Department of Labor’s new rule was needed to ensure its internal guidelines ...

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Washington clothing company plans move to Boise (access required)

A Washington clothing business dedicated to helping bee conservation is moving to Boise because of community support the owner saw while visiting the area. Nikki Macredes founded Bee Swell in February in Moses Lake, Wash. in order to raise awareness ...

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Montana and Idaho CDC receives $90 million in tax credit allocations (access required)

The Montana and Idaho Community Development Corp. has received a $90 million New Markets Tax Credit allocation from the U.S. Treasury Department – the largest in the CDC’s history. The grant is the seventh that MICDC has received from the ...

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Interim committee finishes employee benefit report (access required)

The Legislature’s interim committee on employee benefits approved its final report to the Legislature with a unanimous vote Nov. 29, stating that the committee will not recommend a new employee healthcare plan, but will ask that an advising firm be hired ...

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Business proposal for portable toilet wins pitch competition (access required)

A team of Boise State University students has created a portable toilet that it hopes will help solve sanitation and food supply problems in refugee camps. Eight teams of Boise State students pitched ideas for businesses that could aid refugees ...

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Racing Commission faces funding woes after track closes

The Idaho Racing Commission is scrambling to avoid a funding crisis after its primary revenue source evaporated earlier this year with the closing of the largest horse racing track in the state. By law, a portion of the money bet ...

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