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Supreme Court online sales tax ruling unlikely to change Idaho law, legislator says

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A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could change the way online retailers are required to collect sales tax. But it’s unlikely to affect a bill passed by the Idaho Legislature this session, according to the legislator who carried the ...

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State officials will travel to dig up mining investment (access required)

In an effort to develop Idaho’s mining industry, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Director of Commerce Bobbi-Jo Meuleman are leading a team of Idaho mining businesses to New York and Toronto later this month. If New York and Toronto seem ...

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POWER Engineers designs renewable energy storage system for California utility (access required)

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An Idaho company has received several awards for designing one of the nation’s largest energy storage systems. The Pomona Energy Storage Facility, owned and operated by AltaGas with its natural-gas fired peaking power plant in the Los Angeles Basin, is ...

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Idaho business development team heads to Japan (access required)

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Idaho will send five representatives to Japan later this month to encourage foreign direct investment by Japanese companies in the state. Participants include Kelly Anthon, Rupert city administrator and state senator; Jan Rogers, CEO of Regional Economic Development Corp. for ...

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Ketchum Innovation Center pivots to resources (access required)

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In an attempt to develop a year-round economy in the Wood River Valley area that isn’t dependent on tourism, the Ketchum Innovation Center is pivoting to a new role as an information resource for entrepreneurs. The nonprofit organization, founded in ...

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Idaho’s data is moving off the mainframe

Want a slightly used mainframe? Cheap? In a few years, Idaho might have one for you. The payroll system, used by state agencies, was installed on the mainframe in 1987 and the accounting installed in 1988, with the mainframe itself ...

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