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Opportunity Zone regulations get final revision

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The Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury have issued what are expected to be the final regulations for Opportunity Zones. The new regulations were issued on Dec. 19 and comprise more than 500 pages in length. “For us, ...

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Cybersecurity 2020: Phishing, ransomware and ‘things’ (access required)

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a four-part series on business preparedness for the 2020s. When it comes to cybersecurity, everything old is new again: Hackers are still using fake email addresses to deliver 2014-era malware. Why? Because it ...

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Cloud 2020: Idaho companies making the move (access required)

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Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series on business preparedness for the 2020s. The future of information technology services in Idaho? Cloudy. In this case, that’s a good thing. Cloud proponents – companies providing software and storage over ...

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Catastrophe Insurance 2020: Snow, floods and acts of terrorism (access required)

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series on business preparedness for the 2020s.  This article was updated on Dec. 22 to reflect President Donald Trump’s signing of the budget bill. Back in the day, insurance was simple. ...

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State plans next phase of IT modernization (access required)

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Idaho’s Office of Information Technology Services plans to take the next step of its modernization program to the Legislature during the upcoming session. The initiative continues centralizing Idaho’s computing resources, including moving several full-time equivalent (FTE) positions under the office ...

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Boise businesses express support for Mayor-elect McLean (access required)

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After 16 years, you get used to a person, but Boise businesses say they are looking forward to working with new mayor Lauren McLean. It’s not like McLean, who soundly beat four-term Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, is a stranger. McLean ...

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Idaho Medicaid expansion moving forward (access required)

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) held public hearings in Boise Dec. 2 and 3 on the fifth of Idaho’s Medicaid waivers, which would allow for inpatient treatment for mental health and substance abuse disorders at a freestanding ...

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