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Idaho’s price gouging law in effect during the COVID-19 emergency

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, basic staples such as hand sanitizer, dried pasta and toilet paper have been in short supply, with many stores completely sold out of such necessities. But thanks to Idaho law, shoppers are protected from excessive ...

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Idaho COVID-19 cases continue to grow

Governor Brad Little signs the state emergency proclamation for COVID-19.

For a time, Idaho was among just five states without a confirmed case of COVID-19, but that run came to an end on March 13. Gov. Brad Little announced the state’s first positive test for the disease — a woman in her 50s ...

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Idaho lawmakers eye fast exit if coronavirus hits Statehouse

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Gov. Brad Little and leaders in the Idaho House and Senate said Thursday they’ve made contingency plans for a hasty end to the legislative session should someone in the Statehouse get the new coronavirus. “The fact that we aggregate people ...

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Boise office opens to facilitate trade between Idaho, Japan (access required)

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An organization intended to help small- to medium-sized Japanese businesses set up shop in the United States — using Idaho as a gateway — has opened an office in Boise. The organization, Hatsu Japan, is headed by Takashi Suzuki, who also owns ...

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Data center tax exemption bill passes a legislative hurdle (access required)

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A bill to provide a tax break to large data centers has passed the Idaho House after previous attempts had stalled. HB 521, sponsored by Rep. Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell, who carried the bill in previous years, and Sen. Jim Rice, ...

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Legislature urges U.S. to approve Itafos Mine extension (access required)

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Idaho’s Legislature is sending the federal government a strong message not to drag its feet in approving the expansion of the Itafos Conda project northeast of Soda Springs. The Itafos phosphate fertilizer company, a major employer in southeast Idaho, wants ...

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