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Boise entrepreneurs turn hobby into new career (access required)

What began as a way for one couple to share videos of their kids with family members has grown into a Boise-based production company gaining notice from toy companies with videos that receive millions of views each month. Happy Riot ...

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No action on online sales tax this year (access required)

The Idaho Legislature ended its session March 25 without voting on a bill that would reduce corporate and individual income tax rates and would require online retailers to collect sales tax. Both concepts received lots of attention during the session ...

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Otter: No executive action, special session for Medicaid gap

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will not take executive action to expand Medicaid in Idaho after the Legislature adjourned without passing legislation to deal with the problem. Otter also told reporters March 28 that he would not call Idaho lawmakers back ...

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National economist to Canyon County: It’s time to diversify (access required)

Ada County has a diverse economy that tracks closely with national trends, which bodes well for its economic health in the future. Canyon County focuses too much on manufacturing and retail, said Michael Shuman, an economic advisor who visited the ...

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Legislature adjourns without action on Medicaid gap (access required)

The Idaho Legislature ended its session with no tangible plan for helping more Idahoans obtain health insurance after three days of contentious debate. The Idaho House met March 25 to discuss a bill that designs a waiver for federal funding ...

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High-end retailers make bigger bid for online business (access required)

While luxury retailers fight to keep foot traffic at their stores from declining, many are seeking to grow their online business, by letting people around the globe buy pricey products. Luxury retailers have long touted services such as personal shoppers, ...

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Study yields insights into attorneys’ mental health, substance abuse (access required)

Since its release last month, a groundbreaking study into attorneys’ mental health and substance abuse has had little trouble making itself known throughout the legal profession. Still the effects of the study — the first to examine attorneys’ mental health ...

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Senate committee kills House’s first steps to address Medicaid gap

The Idaho Legislature took its first steps toward addressing the Medicaid coverage gap on March 23, but a Senate committee killed one of the two new bills the next day. Protesters and healthcare advocates had lobbied all session for legislators ...

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