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Lawmakers open bill on new federal lands council to changes

A bill that would create a legislative council on federal land issues has been sent to the full Senate for possible changes after a panel of lawmakers heard from a handful of citizens concerned by the proposal. Roughly 150 people ...

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Data center tax exemption likely dead for session (access required)

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As the Idaho Legislature winds down for the session, another business-oriented bill appears to be falling by the wayside, this one a sales tax exemption on equipment for data centers. After several similar attempts failed over the past few years, ...

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Cities protest Legislature’s proposed urban renewal bill (access required)

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Idaho cities that have used urban renewal funding for economic development purposes are concerned about a bill working its way through the Legislature that would require a vote of the people for a wide variety of such projects. The bill, ...

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Idaho high court says defamation can be implied

The Idaho Supreme Court says individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied — but didn’t outright say — something defamatory. The ruling was handed down Monday in a lawsuit brought by former teacher James Verity against ...

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Boise law school receives full accreditation

The American Bar Association has granted full approval to a Boise-based law school that struggled with accreditation. Concordia University-Portland announced in 2007 it would open a law school in downtown Boise, and spent several years raising money to build the ...

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Idaho proceeding on state government software contract (access required)

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Taking another step toward eliminating Idaho’s mainframe, the Idaho State Controller’s office said it was issuing an intent to award to Infor Public Sector Inc. for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. ERP is a modular software system intended to integrate ...

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