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Local Idaho governments are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks (access required)

Government IT departments are increasingly the target of cybersecurity attacks that not only put the public’s personally identifiable information at risk but can cost taxpayers money. “It’s a huge problem,” said Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who served as chairman of ...

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Idaho’s e-cigarette industry prepares for new rules (access required)

Treasure Valley electronic cigarette business owners are anticipating big changes as cities, states and national authorities begin adopting rules governing the sale and use of e-cigarettes. “We’ve been waiting for the FDA to put something down for years now,” said ...

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Judge keeps prison lawsuit moving during FBI probe

A federal judge says he won’t put a lawsuit against a major private prison company on hold while the FBI investigates the company for possible criminal fraud charges. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge made the ruling the week of March ...

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Attorney general issues warning on tax credit bill

Soon after the state Senate on March 17 approved a measure to create tax incentives for large businesses, the attorney general’s office warned that the bill could leave Idaho “constitutionally vulnerable.” The legal opinion objects to giving the seven-member Economic ...

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Capital City Development Corp. sued over broken ankle

A woman who says she slipped on ice and broke an ankle while walking on the Grove Plaza in downtown Boise plans to sue the city’s urban renewal agency. The Idaho Statesman reported March 14 that Sheryl Lambert  filed a tort ...

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Cloud computing tax exemption moves forward (access required)

An Idaho House panel approved a high tech-backed extension of a sales tax exemption on cloud-based software despite concerns from the Idaho State Tax Commission that the new legislation carries a multi-million dollar price tag. A year ago, lawmakers approved ...

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