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Otter says economy is in great shape

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In a speech to the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said the state’s economy continues to grow, albeit slowly. He also restated his desire that the size of Idaho’s government grow more slowly than the state ...

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Airports around Idaho are seeking grants for air service (access required)

In addition to Boise’s grant request to the federal government that would help secure a direct flight to a major East Coast hub airport, three other smaller airports are asking for help to get more flights. Airports in Idaho Falls ...

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Boise businesses pledging thousands for East Coast flight (access required)

A dozen companies, including the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, as well as government agencies have pledged more than $160,000 to help the Boise Airport land a flight to New York; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; or Charlotte, N.C. The Boise Airport was ...

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Idaho man sues Experian, says credit report wrong

Jose Luis Calderon says he had the cash to buy a car, but his father urged him to get an auto loan to build up a credit history. It wasn’t until he was turned down that Calderon realized he already ...

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Justices: Idaho can regulate tribal cig shipments

The Idaho Supreme Court on on August 15 bolstered the state’s power to regulate cigarettes shipped to Indian-owned businesses with a ruling that concludes Native American sovereignty does not pre-empt state law in the matter. In their nine-page ruling, justices ...

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Idaho man gets prison for mishandling asbestos

A judge imposed a six-month prison sentence Aug. 14 on a former construction supervisor convicted of mishandling pipes coated with asbestos during an upgrade of Orofino’s municipal sewer and water system. Douglas Greiner, 52, of Eagle, pleaded guilty in a ...

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U.S. Department of Labor in labor law crackdown (access required)

The U.S. Department of Labor wants restaurants and other employers to realize it is serious about violations to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s wage-and-hour laws.

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Megaload resumes journey after tribal blockade

The first of two massive shipments of oil refinery equipment continued its trek along scenic U.S. 12 early Tuesday after being temporarily halted by members of the Nez Perce Tribe who blocked the highway in protest. The load departed the ...

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