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Amazon tax deal to remain secret in Idaho

UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Amazon has begun collecting sales tax on internet purchases shipped to Idaho under an agreement reached with state officials earlier this year, but details surrounding the deal aren’t being disclosed.

Huckleberries: She gave us hope for 40 years as Leia – and that hope lives on

Mon., April 3, 2017, midnight

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) search for an escape route on the maze-like Imperial Death Star in “Star Wars: A New Hope.” (1997 LUCAS FILM LTD photo)
Before Carrie Fisher introduced us to Princess Leia in “Star Wars: A New Hope” 40 years ago, comments Coeur d’Alene blogger Nic Casey, women were typecast in roles as damsels who needed rescuing. While fighting her personal demons, Fisher, as Princess Leia, modeled a new kind of woman who took part in her own rescue and fought alongside Jedi. A joint memorial for Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, brings to mind the superb blog post Casey wrote re: the importance of Fisher for Nic’s daughter.

Snow, rain delays planting in Treasure Valley

UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

An unusually harsh winter, followed by a string of rainstorms, has left farm fields soggy and delayed planting at least two weeks in many parts of the Treasure Valley area of southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon.

Idaho employers to pay the cost of political infighting

Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:58 a.m.

Idaho employers will pay millions of dollars more than necessary in unemployment insurance taxes after a bill that was supposed to lower those costs failed on the final day of the 2017 session.

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