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GBAD names Peter Oliver as new board member (access required)

The Greater Boise Auditorium District board chose real estate broker and developer Peter Oliver as its newest member Jan. 15. Oliver, a founding member of Thornton Oliver Keller, the largest commercial real estate broker in the Treasure Valley, will serve ...

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Scentsy files flurry of court documents to protect brand name (access required)

Meridian direct sales giant Scentsy has filed a federal court request in a bid to stop unauthorized sales of its products. Scentsy wants to compel Amazon.com to give up the names of sellers on the website who are offering Scentsy ...

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Boise mental health counseling center sues former employees (access required)

NOTE: Update the outcome of the lawsuit at the end of the story. A mental health counseling center is suing several former employees and a rival business, accusing them of breaking noncompete agreements to steal clients. Affinity, Inc., a Boise ...

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INL worker files employment discrimination suit against Battelle (access required)

A former Battelle Energy Alliance employee working at the Idaho National Laboratory is suing Battelle, alleging that his 2010 firing violated the federal Civil Rights Act and Idaho’s age discrimination law. Donald Verrill, 52, claims Battelle management created a hostile ...

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ISDA reverses planned rule change, allows processors feed regulation exemption (access required)

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture has reversed course on a rule change that would have required potato processors to follow heightened regulatory requirements when selling waste products as feed. The department announced in late November that all waste byproducts ...

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Yurts complex near Idaho City reopened to public

State and federal officials have overcome legal snarls to reopen the a popular complex of six yurts near Idaho City. Idaho Parks and Recreation announced Dec. 20 that it had reached a deal with the Boise National Forest to obtain ...

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