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Idaho’s top legislative leaders retain positions

The top legislative leaders in the Idaho Statehouse have retained their positions for the upcoming legislative session. Republicans voted Wednesday night to keep Rep. Scott Bedke as speaker of the House, a position the Oakley resident has held since 2012. ...

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Committee votes to ease occupational licensing requirements (access required)

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An interim committee on occupational licensing plans to bring forth legislation during the upcoming legislative session to make it easier for people to enter licensed professions. In particular, members of the Occupational Licensing and Certification Laws Committee said during its ...

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Cities grapple with sales tax redistribution (access required)

This is the time of year when efforts like Small Business Saturday arise. Instead of buying items at the mall or online, people should shop at local small businesses, such promotions say, keeping the money – as well as sales ...

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Sixth annual event honors Idaho law leaders

About 150 people attended the Idaho Business Review’s sixth Leaders in Law event on Nov. 15 to honor 17 law professionals. Nominated by their colleagues, reviewed by their peers and, ultimately, chosen by their own community, this year’s honorees represent ...

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Are ‘culturally insensitive’ incidents hampering Idaho recruitment efforts?

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In a time when Idaho’s job growth is increasingly dependent on in-migration, to what degree do reports perceived as racist, such as the recent Middleton teacher costume incident, affect business’ ability to recruit out-of-state workers? Though the Aryan Nations compound ...

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Business community hopeful after election results (access required)

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Results of the Nov. 6 election in Idaho, with the victory of Lt. Gov. Brad Little as governor, signaled pretty much a continuation of policies of the past 12 years. “On the most part, it’s ‘keep on truckin’,’” said Rick ...

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Federal government gets involved in ongoing Micron-China case (access required)

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A recent federal indictment against three employees of two Chinese companies, alleging that they stole intellectual property from Boise chip manufacturer Micron, is another in a series of ongoing espionage claims and counterclaims between the two countries. “It’s not too ...

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U.S. Attorney’s office will move to Pioneer Crossing (access required)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will relocate to the new Pioneer Crossing office building at Myrtle and 13th streets, becoming the second announced tenant for the five-story, 127,000-square-foot structure expected to open in May. First Interstate Bank in June announced it would ...

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