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Idaho bill would outlaw abortion if Roe v. Wade is reversed

Legislation introduced Monday would make abortion a crime in Idaho should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide. The Senate State Affairs Committee gave the OK for a potential hearing on the measure. ...

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Organizations ask Idaho high court to open execution records

Several news and legal organizations have told the Idaho Supreme Court that they believe state prison officials are required to reveal the source of drugs used in executions under public records law. The American Bar Association, the Idaho Association of ...

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Idaho Statesman journalists announce plans to unionize

Journalists at a major daily newspaper in Idaho announced plans to unionize on Monday. All of the eligible newsroom employees at the Idaho Statesman in Boise signed onto the plan to form the Idaho News Guild, according to a prepared ...

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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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CDC issues COVID-19 advice for business

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a statement on how businesses can prepare for a potential spread of the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. “We’re asking all of our partners, including private sector business … to look at their ...

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Companies altered road test results given to Idaho agency

Companies that are responsible for checking the quality of Idaho’s road materials have altered the results of their asphalt tests thousands of times, government documents show. Those changes may have allowed contractors that repair and build Idaho’s highway infrastructure to ...

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Tri-State Memorial Hospital closes grocery store clinics in Lewiston, Moscow (access required)

Less than a year after their launch, Tri-State Memorial Hospital of Clarkston, Washington, has closed its two retail clinic ventures located inside Rosauers grocery stores in Lewiston and Moscow. Tri-State opened the first of its two Convenient Care Clinics in ...

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Treasure Valley real estate keeps breaking records

Every type of commercial real estate, whether it’s industrial, retail or multi-unit housing, continues to break all previous records for the Treasure Valley. Total vacancy (5.71%) and multi-tenant vacancy (8.95%) rates for office space in the Treasure Valley are both ...

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2020 CEO of Influence honorees named

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It’s not news to anyone who’s here, but the news is out to the rest of the world: Idaho is a great place to do business. Each year, Idaho Business Review recognizes some of the state’s top leaders in industry, ...

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