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Alleged squatter, tenant farmer, sued (access required)

A legal tussle has flared up after a land transaction sparked the new owner to accuse a tenant of trespassing and growing crops without permission. Darwin McKay had formerly had an ownership interest in about 40 acres of land at ...

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The verdict, the award, and what comes next (access required)

The judge bangs the gavel, an aggrieved underdog wins millions from an offending corporation and a group of prevailing trial lawyers goes home to pay off their houses and, maybe, buy a boat. That’s the scenario that comes to mind ...

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Dex workers in Idaho and six other states go on strike (access required)

More than a dozen Dex One Corp. workers are on strike in Boise. They’re ¬†joining another 340 Dex advertising sales representatives in six other states who have walked off the job as contract talks continue. The International Brotherhood of Electrical ...

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Treasure Valley tech company tackles crowd engagement, in a hurry (access required)

The explosion of smartphone use and cloud computing has opened up myriad possibilities for enterprising tech companies, but the fast-paced nature of the technology requires users to keep up. Mindshare Networks, a new Boise company with aspirations to pioneer the ...

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Farm Bill looks good for Idaho, if it can pass (access required)

Agricultural groups in Idaho are cautiously optimistic about the national Farm Bill, but acknowledge that major changes to the bill are possible — and could harm the state. The Senate version of the Farm Bill, a 900-page behemoth that covers ...

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Doctor alleges he was bilked by former colleagues (access required)

A Boise doctor is suing his former practice after he cashed out his shares in the venture for a fraction of what they appear to have been worth. Michael Coughlin was a partner in Orthopedic Surgery Center of Idaho, which ...

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Capitalism hasn’t caught up with Robie runners (access required)

Any economist has the same advice: When the market creates an opportunity, take it. It’s a philosophy runners in Boise, apparently, have little use for. Hence the remarkably unexploited “black market” surrounding Robie Creek race numbers — a commodity in ...

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National barn and shed builder to open manufacturing plant in Jerome (access required)

Old Hickory Sheds is opening a manufacturing plant in Jerome to serve five western states, adding anywhere from 30 to 75 jobs over the next year. Jerome Community Development Director Micah Austin said the addition of Old Hickory, which makes ...

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