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Senate passes bill to preempt city minimum wage ordinances (access required)

The Idaho Senate passed a bill March 10 that would ban cities from setting local minimum wage standards. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature. The Idaho Senate voted 27 to eight in favor of the bill ...

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Idaho leaders recognized for financial excellence

Sixteen leaders noted for their achievements in the financial sector have been named as honorees in the Idaho Business Review’s Excellence in Finance awards program, formerly known as Money Makers. The program celebrates financial professionals in categories including banking, corporate, investment ...

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House passes bill to expand Department of Insurance powers (access required)

The Idaho House of Representatives voted unanimously March 9 for a bill that will extend the Idaho Department of Insurance’s power over insurance licenses. The bill was previously passed by the Senate and it will now go before the Governor ...

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Mountain Home Auto Ranch purchases Ontario Hanigan dealership (access required)

Mountain Home Auto Ranch has purchased Hanigan Chrysler and Dodge dealership in Ontario, Ore. Mike Hanigan, who owned the Ontario dealership for 16 years, said he had talked about selling to Auto Ranch Owner Todd McCurry for several years before ...

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Boise student heads to Washington as Intel Science Talent Search finalist

Boise High School senior Nate Marshall, 17, is headed to Washington, D.C. March 10 for the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s best-known science and math competition for students who have not yet entered college. Marshall is one of 40 ...

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Panel: Transportation and clean energy niche has potential for Idaho (access required)

The Idaho Technology Council is helping transportation and energy technology companies to meet in an effort to build a niche market for Idaho. About 30 companies, government organizations and universities with operations in Idaho participated in the ITC’s Energy Connected ...

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House passes bill to create exemption in trust law (access required)

The Idaho House of Representatives voted unanimously March 7 in favor of a bill that creates an exemption in Idaho trust law. The bill had earlier passed the Senate and the House Commerce and Human Resources Committee. The bill was ...

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A word with Neil Wu Becker of Micron (access required)

Neil Wu Becker is the director of global public relations for Micron, the Boise-based memory chip maker that employs 30,000 people around the world, about 6,000 of them in Idaho. Becker is a former sports journalist and Bay Area native ...

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