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‘Cottage food’ issue will get statewide meetings (access required)

Efforts to legalize in-home production of “cottage foods” have likely stalled in the Idaho Legislature, but the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will hold meetings across the state in April and May on the issue to see if new ...

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A word with Steve Hatten of TechHelp (access required)

Steve Hatten is the executive director of TechHelp, a partnership of Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho that helps the state’s manufacturers work more effectively, cut costs, and plan for the future. TechHelp, which is ...

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Refer.com releasing new product, plans to grow (access required)

Refer.com in Meridian will release a new Web-based platform of its trust-based referral marketing software on April 3, and expects to hire sales and software development staff to grow. Refer.com’s software implements a method of making contact — in-person, by ...

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Investors organizing in Wood River Valley (access required)

WinUru, a Wood River Valley technology startup that combines online shopping and online games, will soon close on an angel investment round of approximately $750,000. Much of that money came from a new group of Idaho investors, the Sun Valley ...

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Flat tax, gas tax hike fee moves forward (access required)

An Idaho House Committee approved a wide-ranging tax plan that flattens the state’s income tax and raises money to fix state roads. Critics say it would raise the tax bill for most Idahoans. The plan comes in the waning days ...

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Powderhaus Brewing plans to open off Chinden by July 4 (access required)

Construction on Powderhaus Brewing’s new 7,500-square-foot production brewery and tasting room will be completed later this year, with co-owner Lisa Schmidt planning to open the brewery by July 4. Schmidt said Powderhaus is building a new brewery because the right ...

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Idaho teacher salaries took an unexplained dip in 2013-14 (access required)

The average teacher pay in Idaho dropped by more than $200 from 2012-13 to 2013-14 — a decrease that the state’s teachers’ union can’t explain, Idaho Education News reported. On average, only two states pay their teachers less than Idaho. ...

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Feds: Monsanto released dangerous chemicals at Idaho plant

Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice on March 26 announced ...

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Utah Jazz buy minor league Stampede basketball team (access required)

The Utah Jazz have bought the Idaho Stampede from a group of local investors, ending the 18-year run of local ownership of the minor league basketball team. The Jazz become the eighth NBA team to buy a minor league franchise, ...

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