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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Simplot acquires becomes first agriculture company to receive genetics technology license

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings …


William R. Maurer: Burdensome occupational licensing stymies careers

The occupational licensing means more Americans than ever need a government permission slip before they can earn an honest living


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

Spokane County gave 500 vehicle owners the wrong registration tabs

Spokane County officials said Wednesday that 500 vehicle owners were given the wrong registration tabs within the past week.


‘Spoils society’ spawns economic resentment

Regardless of where your sympathies lie – redistribution is both good and bad – what connects all these activities and many others is that they don’t result in the production …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

Pot-seeking tourists look to Nevada to keep supply flowing

Tourists looking to buy newly legal pot in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities are counting on the state to make changes as overwhelming demand has started emptying shelves.


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

House passes bill that seeks compliance with REAL ID

The House on Tuesday passed a bill that would create a two-tiered licensing system that seeks to bring Washington state in line with federal identification requirements, but further negotiations with …


New bill to require background checks for massage therapists

Massage therapists in Idaho would be required to undergo criminal background checks under recently introduced legislation. Mitch Toryanksi, with the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses, says that Idaho law does …


New, longer Washington driver’s-license exam tackles pot, cellphones

It’s about to get tougher to earn a driver’s license in Washington state. Officials at the state licensing department this month are rolling out a longer written test – 40 …


Eye on Boise: Here’s the rub: You’ll need a license to massage

BOISE – Idaho will join 43 other states and start licensing massage therapists, after Sen. Jim Hammond‘s bill was signed into law last week by Gov. Butch Otter. Therapists will …