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Internet sales tax collection laws gradually taking effect

NEW YORK (AP) — As 2019 approaches, many online retailers are either collecting or preparing to collect sales tax from out-of-state-customers for the first time. A majority of the states have enacted laws requiring remote sellers to collect sales tax ...

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Couple donates land for future city park (access required)

The city of Boise will soon have some new parkland thanks to a donation from a local family. Aaron and Sue Howell said they will gift the city 16 acres of land in southeast Boise to add to its Ribbon ...

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Gov.-elect Little names budget chief

Gov.-elect Brad Little has named his budget chief. Little in a news release Wednesday named Alex Adams as the next administrator of the Idaho Division of Financial Management. Adams is currently the executive director of the Idaho State Board of ...

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NY City Council holds contentious hearing on Amazon

New York City Council members grilled Amazon executives about the company’s plan to build a secondary headquarters in New York during a contentious hearing Wednesday that was interrupted several times by jeering protesters. The council members, who have no vote ...

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Weather, low storage, drive up the price of natural gas (access required)

Prices for natural gas have shot up recently the Opal trading hub in southwest Wyoming climbing to near $7 per million British thermal unit on Monday. Higher natural gas prices mean more tax money for the state of Wyoming’s coffers. ...

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US to shut down Idaho nuclear waste processing project

Federal officials will shut down an Idaho nuclear waste treatment project after determining it would not be economically feasible to bring in radioactive waste from other states. The U.S. Department of Energy in documents made public this week said the ...

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Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier. The proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy would ...

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US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird (access required)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species across millions of acres ...

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Idaho to pay $260,000 in legal fees in dairy spying lawsuit

An animal welfare group on Tuesday applauded a court ruling ordering the state of Idaho to pay $260,000 to attorneys for animal rights groups after federal courts said the state’s law banning spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free ...

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