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U of I offers scholarship to top Idaho students (access required)

Idaho high school students have a new incentive to pick a college close to home. The University of Idaho announced Monday that it will offer a minimum of $6,000 over four years to any Idaho student who meets minimum academic ...

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Local option tax for public transportation moves forward (access required)

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted to introduce legislation that would allow voters in Ada and Canyon counties to vote on a local option sales tax to fund public transportation in the Treasure Valley.   If an election were ...

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Personal property tax bill clears House committee (access required)

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted to send House Bill 245 to the House floor with a recommendation to pass the legislation. The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry is sponsoring the legislation. If passed, the bill would phase ...

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Finally, some movement (access required)

    Two major moments today in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee at the Idaho Legislature. First, Ray Stark and the rest of the crew at the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce (and their many, many allies in the push ...

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A bad day for stocks: How did Idaho do? (access required)

It was bloody day on Wall Street. Fears about the state of the U.S. economy on the heels of Alan Greenspan’s dire prediction and after a huge sell-off in the Chinese stock market led to the worst day for the U.S. ...

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Idaho’s Washington Group International grows earnings (access required)

Washington Group International on Feb. 26 reported $28.9 million in fourth-quarter earnings, or 95 cents per share, a 42 percent increase from a year earlier. Revenue totaled $855.3 million, down 4.9 percent from $899.4 million a year earlier.   Analysts ...

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Software rule in Maryland, Virginia sends Micron to Legislature (access required)

The Idaho House State Affairs Committee voted to move forward a bill that would negate a federal proposal on computer software licensing.   Owning software isn’t quite the same as owning merchandise. When a consumer or a business purchases software, ...

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Board wants ‘GARVEE’ program on fast track (access required)

Sure, the GARVEE (Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle) roads improvement funding request dropped from last year by $152 million to $998 million. A closer look, however, shows that the Idaho Transportation Board under new Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter wants ...

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MobileDataforce picked for project (access required)

Boise-based MobileDataforce was selected to develop and provide mobile software for a six-hospital clinical research project. The researchers are collecting data on treatment of spinal cord injuries at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York; Craig Hospital in Denver; The ...

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