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Med tech companies are looking to build a cluster in Idaho (access required)

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Idaho’s medical technology companies are showing signs of growth. But they face obstacles in raising and earning money, med tech entrepreneurs said at an event devoted to their industry at Boise State University. “The idea is, in creating a med ...

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World Cup soccer injects new life into Boise bars

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Even casual sports fans have perked up for this year’s World Cup soccer matches. Interest in the international contest, and in the U.S. National Soccer Team, has created a windfall for Boise-area bars, where spectators are streaming in for the ...

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Hobby Lobby ruling bodes well for nonprofits also challenging law (access required)

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this week on employer-funded health plans is a blow to the Obama administration that may hint at how a similar challenge will play out next year. The court held that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement ...

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New IRS rule poses trap for lawyers and their clients (access required)

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Taxes remain one of the certainties in life but a new interpretation by the Internal Revenue Service could have clients – and lawyers – paying even more if they aren’t careful. For years, taxpayers have had the luxury of conducting ...

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Idaho faces lawsuit over inadvertent lynx trapping (access required)

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Five environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit June 30 against the state of Idaho over inadvertent trapping of federally protected Canada lynx. The groups contend the state is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing recreational trapping that inadvertently ensnares ...

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Pioneer Title acquires Idaho Falls title company (access required)

Pioneer Title Co. has acquired Mountain West Title and Escrow Inc. in Idaho Falls, expanding the company’s title and escrow services to Bonneville County. Financial terms of the deal finalized on June 30 were not disclosed and Pioneer will keep ...

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Buffer zone laws on shaky ground after Supreme Court ruling (access required)

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The constitutionality of several state and local laws creating protester-free buffer zones around entrances and patients at abortion clinics is in question after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on June 26 striking down one of the most expansive buffer zone ...

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Idaho Business Review parent company appoints new CEO

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The Idaho Business Review‘s parent company, The Dolan Company, has appointed southern California executive Mark McEachen as CEO. McEachen, 56, has experience as a senior executive in media, information and entertainment companies. He will work out of Dolan’s Minneapolis headquarters. ...

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Federal protection sought for wild horses in West

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Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in 13,000 years and deserves protection under the Endangered Species Act alongside ...

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E. Idaho sheep station could close later this year

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A U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in eastern Idaho that is being sued by environmental groups could close later this year. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack recently informed Congress of the decision to shut down the facility north of Dubois ...

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