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Morning News: Federal Judge Rejects Rep. Hart’s Defense, Bruce Willis Offers To Donate Ski Area, Big Turnout At Boise Tech Conference

Idaho’s software developers get with the program | The Idaho Technology Council kicked off the first develop.idaho last April to unite a disparate software industry. Local software leaders then cited concerns about computer science education, a shortage of startup funding and a lack of connectedness within Idaho’s software sector. What a difference a year makes. (

Idaho Rep. Hart doesn’t get lawmaker immunity, federal court says | AP It’s been a tough week for tax-protesting Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, whose legal defense claiming special privilege as a lawmaker in a tax dispute with the IRS has been rejected by a federal judge. (

Bruce Willis offers to donate Soldier Mountain Soldier Mountain ski area near Fairfield could soon see a change of ownership. Actor Bruce Willis, who has owned the area since the late 1990s, has told Camas County officials that he is willing to “gift” the ski area to a local nonprofit organization. (


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