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Tuesday morning roundup (access required)

    The big news in Idaho this morning is the ruling by the Idaho Supreme Court in a complex water case. The ruling, that when the state distributes water it can consider factors other than who has older rights to the water, is ...

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St. Alphonsus steps back from Jerome hospital (access required)

St. Alphonsus has transferred ownership of St. Benedicts Family Medical Center in Jerome to the Benedictine Health System, a Catholic healthcare organization that specializes in operating rural hospitals and long-term care facilities.   Benedictine currently owns and operates two other ...

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How Brad Duke invested $85 million (access required)

He became Idaho's most famous multi-millionaire in 2005 when he won a $220 million PowerBall jackpot. Boise resident Brad Duke took a lump-sum payout from the lottery, and after taxes ended up with about $85 million. His goal? Turn those ...

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KTVB: Micron imposes hiring freeze (access required)

Market conditions have forced Idaho's largest employer to stop filling vacant positions. KTVB.com reports on its website that Micron Technology has imposed a hiring freeze due to the "plummeting price of memory chips." You can read the KTVB.com story here. Here's ...

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Uh, I'm no P.R. apologist (access required)

A BizBlog reader took me to task in the comments section of yesterday's post about former journalists now working in public relations: PR flaks buy people like you a couple of drinks and then make fun of you behind your ...

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Idaho real estate agents could see easing of some requirements (access required)

The Idaho House Commerce and Human Resources Monday passed a “housekeeping” bill for the real estate industry. The bill would change some requirements for real estate agents. For example, purchase offers would no longer have to be stamped with the ...

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Personal property tax – 'Negotiations continue' (access required)

    Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, (the assistant majority leader) and Sen. Bob Geddes, R-Soda Springs, (the president pro tem) broke bread with members of the Idaho Press Club today. The good gentlemen talked about a range of issues, including their relationship ...

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"Paperless" title process awaits signature of governor (access required)

The Idaho House of Representatives unanimously passed the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, which could allow title companies and county clerks to use paperless title and real estate documents.   The legislation would authorize county recorders to begin accepting ...

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Univ. of Idaho alumni a big part of Legislature (access required)

Twenty-four Idaho Legislators, including the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader, are alumni of the University of Idaho. Fifteen alumni came together Feb. 19 on the Capitol steps for a photo with university President ...

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Committee introduces bio and tech investor tax credit (access required)

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted to introduce the bio and tech investor tax credit. The legislation would give investors in Idaho biotech companies a 45 percent tax credit, and a 35 percent tax credit for investment in Idaho ...

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