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Idaho Legislature considers Spanish-language insurance bill (access required)

The House Business Committee Wednesday put a temporary hold on a bill that would allow insurance companies to advertise their policies in foreign languages but print the insurance contracts in English. Under current Idaho law, insurance companies are not required ...

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Thursday morning roundup (access required)

  We’ll start today in Seattle, where a couple who moved to the area from Idaho are being ridiculed for a letter to the editor where they complain about the cost of living in Seattle compared to their former home. Hey, ...

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Businesses show spirit in Spirit Lake (access required)

    I miss living in a small town.     Don't get me wrong – I love Boise's trail system, downtown amenities, River Greenbelt, and great way of life. But I miss the sense of community you get only from living ...

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Supervalu reaffirms guidance, anticipates gains in 2008 (access required)

Supervalu Inc. on Feb. 21 reaffirmed its 2007 earnings outlook and predicted gains in 2008. The grocery chain that owns Albertsons said it expects to earn $2.34 to $2.41 per share this year, and $2.58 to $2.77 next year – ...

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Boise Rescue Mission buys property from city (access required)

The Boise Rescue mission will land in the spot it wanted after its current space was sold to a developer planning a 23-story building in downtown Boise. The Mission paid the city of Boise $2 million for the former Community ...

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Former Idaho gov. Cecil Andrus says tax incentives 'not the way to go' (access required)

The Idaho Legislature’s focus on tax incentives has been misguided, former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus said at today’s Idaho Business Forum luncheon. “Some things are slipping away by actions of recent legislatures over the past 10 years,” Andrus said. “Tax ...

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The Internets, tubes and the Idaho House (access required)

    A vote yesterday in the Idaho Legislature is yet another example of how most elected officials don't understand the new economy. By a vote of 37-32, the House voted to kill a bill that would have streamlined sections of ...

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Idaho's Hecla reports record profits (access required)

Hecla Mining Co. recorded the highest sales and profits in its 116-year history in the past year, and the company on Wednesday also disclosed plans to expand its operations in Idaho's depressed Silver Valley.   The Coeur d'Alene-based company said ...

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Boise made Hewlett-Packard some money last year (access required)

    Hewlett-Packard is making news today for the inroads they made last quarter into the PC market, at the expense of Dell Computers. (Apologies for the lack of hyperlinks. That's my techical hassle this AM.) The company reported earnings of ...

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