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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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Secretary of State’s office rolls out new business software

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Saying it would bring the business portion of his office into the 21st century, Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced new business filing software. “We’re ready for business at the speed of business,” he said. The SOS Enterprise software, produced ...

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Ballot initiatives, governor’s race draw most campaign money (access required)

A ballot initiative seeking to legalize historical horse racing devices that opponents say are the equivalent of illegal slot machines is drawing the most money leading up to Idaho’s November election. Campaign finance reports filed Wednesday with the secretary of ...

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Idaho seeks to force Texas oil company to turn over records (access required)

Idaho officials sought to force a Texas oil company to turn over records following an evaluation showing what the state calls “discrepancies” involving production records. The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 5-0 on Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for ...

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IRS issues guidance on deductibility of business meals

The IRS is making it simpler for business owners to deduct the cost of meals with customers and clients. The agency last week issued guidance for the deductibility of food and meals under the tax law enacted in December. The ...

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Work advances on state government center in west Boise (access required)

Idaho state lawmakers decided two years ago to buy the former Hewlett-Packard campus in West Boise and make it a center for state offices, but so far no state agencies have moved in. Construction is underway, however, and the first ...

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