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Supreme Court online sales tax ruling unlikely to change Idaho law, legislator says

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A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could change the way online retailers are required to collect sales tax. But it’s unlikely to affect a bill passed by the Idaho Legislature this session, according to the legislator who carried the ...

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Idaho credit unions grow through mergers, membership rule changes

What makes a financial institution successful? It depends. “There is not a single factor that can explain growth,” said Lynn Heider, vice president of public relations for the NWCUA, which represents Idaho credit unions after its merger with the Idaho Credit ...

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Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

Federal health officials on April 24 announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration issued warnings to 40 retail and online ...

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Alaska Airlines tightens emotional support animal policy

Alaska Airlines has updated its policy on emotional support animals. Starting May 1, customers flying with psychiatric service animals must provide animal health and behavioral documents and a signed document from a medical professional at least 48 hours prior to ...

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Trump’s tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas, including Idaho

President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home. The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers from ...

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Horse racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law

A group seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho has accused the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of breaking state law while attempting to deter the success of their petition, adding they have alerted law enforcement officials to investigate. According to ...

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Idaho Power rate drop is likely larger for small business customers (access required)

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Idaho businesses that use Idaho Power are likely to a 4.5 percent to 6.6 percent reduction in their power costs starting June 1. There are three separate components to the rate reduction, explained Jordan Rodriguez, corporate communications specialist for Idaho ...

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Idaho Supreme Court rules on slip-and-fall lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court must once again review a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Walmart. The Idaho Statesman reports Diane Brooks sued the retail giant for negligence in November 2014 after slipping and falling in a ...

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Central Idaho county exploring public defense options

Blaine County commissioners say they are contemplating establishing an in-house office to provide representation for poor people caught in the criminal justice system. The discussion comes at a time when Idaho is facing a class-action lawsuit over allegations the state’s ...

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