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Juniper to open in former Cazba restaurant space in downtown Boise (access required)

A new restaurant is joining the Boise downtown landscape. Juniper will open in the former Cazba and Opa restaurant space at 211 N. Eighth Street this summer. The 3,200-square-foot space is undergoing an extensive renovation that started in early April ...

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Supreme Court averts avalanche of FICA refund requests (access required)

Avoiding what attorneys say could have been an “earthquake” effect from businesses rushing to file for a collective $1 billion in tax refunds, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that severance payments are wages for federal tax withholding purposes. The ...

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Canadians give U.S. retailers the cold shoulder

For years, Canadians would cross the border to the U.S. to shop at Target. Exporting its cheap chic there seemed like a no-brainer. But a year after opening more than 100 stores north of the border, Target has found business ...

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Idaho asks judge to toss lawsuit on farm video law

Attorneys for Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter are asking a federal judge to toss a lawsuit challenging a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities. A coalition of animal activists, civil rights groups ...

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American, US Airways tweak fees, mileage rules

If you use miles to get a free ticket on American Airlines, you may have to pay to check that suitcase. American and US Airways announced changes April 8 to their policies on checked-bag fees and redeeming miles for free ...

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Proposed FDA rules could jeopardize brewery/farm relationship (access required)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will revise proposed rules that could have thwarted beer breweries in Idaho and across the U.S. that give or sell their leftover spent grains to farmers for animal feed. Brewers say the rule would ...

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Downtown Macy’s building up for sale (access required)

Boise’s downtown Macy’s building is back on the market. Colliers International Investment Broker Clay Anderson said his office has been entertaining queries from different parties interested in buying the former department store at 10th and Idaho Streets. Some options for ...

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ZoomCare leaving Idaho (access required)

ZoomCare has closed its two Treasure Valley health care clinics to focus more on expanding its services in Portland. The company, based in Portland, had five employees total at its clinics in downtown Boise and at the Village at Meridian. ...

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PakSense working with partner on thinner, cheaper sensor (access required)

Cold chain management company PakSense is partnering with Norwegian firm Thin Film Electronics to make new temperature sensors that will be smaller and likely cheaper. The new sensors, a thin, credit-card sized label that can be applied to temperature-sensitive products ...

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Feds: Idaho welfare funds were spent correctly

An official with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says an Idaho agency spent $2.5 million in leftover welfare funding correctly, contrary to the findings of a state audit. Idaho’s Legislative Services Office released an audit the week ...

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