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Plan to close Idaho health coverage gap moves forward

State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to reduce Idaho’s health coverage gap. A committee of the Idaho House introduced legislation on Jan. 16 that would allow the state to seek two federal waivers to the Affordable Care Act. ...

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Eide Bailly acquires Gooding accounting firm France, Basterrechea, Wagner and Bunn (access required)

Certified public accounting firm France, Basterrechea, Wagner & Bunn, CHTD is joining forces with Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, on May 14. FBWB, which is based in Gooding, will add its four partners and 12 staff to ...

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Idaho governor offers limited support for residency plan

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is offering limited support for a 10-year plan that proponents say could increase the number of doctors practicing in the state. Proponents of the $16.3 million plan to fund additional medical residencies say it will ...

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Idaho hop production surpasses Oregon’s for the first time

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers have harvested record crops for soybeans, peanuts, canola, rapeseed and hops. The agency released its annual crop production report Jan. 12 summarizing the 2017 crop year. It shows that peanut production jumped 30 ...

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Department of Correction looking to open re-entry center

The Idaho Department of Correction is looking to open a re-entry center in the Twin Falls area where as many as 120 minimum-security state prisoners could live and work. The proposed facility would offer the same type of programming and ...

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Company, Idaho regulators at odds over battery storage plan

An Idaho-based energy development company is asking federal authorities to declare state regulators in violation of a law intended to promote alternative energy in a case that could have far-reaching ramifications for emerging battery-storage technologies. Franklin Energy is seeking to ...

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Idaho paralegals seek better in-state training programs (access required)

Although paralegals play an important role in Idaho law firms, their profession occupies a gray area in terms of education and certification. There is no American Bar Association-approved paralegal education in Idaho, and the state does not regulate paralegals  in ...

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