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Lawmakers steamed over tardy tax report

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers are losing patience with the state Tax Commission, which hasn’t filed a required report on secret tax deals for corporations. A whistleblower alleged last year that …


Senators: Tax Commission needs reform

Idaho’s state Tax Commission hasn’t complied with the recommendations in a state report that followed a whistleblower’s allegations that the panel was cutting secret deals to excuse millions in taxes …


Secret tax deals legal, says Wasden

BOISE – Idaho’s attorney general has concluded there was nothing illegal about secret tax deals struck by the state Tax Commission with large multistate corporations to excuse them from paying …


County money transfer questioned

Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has been asked to investigate an allegedly illegal transfer of money from a Building and Planning Department account to the county’s general fund. In a …


Planning director’s complaint investigated

An outside investigator says there is no merit to Spokane County Building and Planning Director Jim Manson’s whistle-blower complaint against the planner who successfully blew the whistle on him. Manson’s …


No Reward For Hanford Cost-Saving Idea Engineer Loses To Department Of Energy; Says Suit ‘Has Made My Life Miserable’

A former Hanford engineer who developed an idea that helped save taxpayers millions of dollars has lost his bid for a reward. A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed …


Researcher On Trial After Finding Radiation Navy Charged Him With Trespass For Swimming Into Puget Sound Base

In 1990, Norm Buske was expelled from France for collecting plankton at the Mururoa atoll, an underwater nuclear-bomb test site. That same year he sent the governor of Washington a …