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City sewer fee case goes to Idaho’s highest court

Cities across Idaho are closely watching a case where a lawsuit is seeking refunds of millions of dollars in sewer connection fees paid to the city of Hayden by everyone who built a new home there. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports ...

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Idaho county employees in hot water after surplus auction

Northern Idaho authorities have asked the state to investigate for possible wrongdoing after county employees and their families bought items at a county surplus auction. The Lewiston Tribune reports the request stems from a June 23 surplus auction that county ...

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Yellowstone welcomed 940,000 visitors in July

The National Park Service says more than 940,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July, which is typically the park’s busiest month for recreation visits. The number is down about 2 percent from the 962,000 visits recorded in July 2017 ...

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Department of Labor predicts 1.4 percent annual job growth through 2026

New projections from the Idaho Department of Labor forecast that the state will add more than 105,000 jobs by 2026, bringing total statewide employment to approximately 841,000. In 2016, statewide employment was 735,000. This new projection indicates expected growth of ...

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Judge scraps Idaho order forcing landowners into oil leases

Idaho officials violated the U.S. Constitution by forcing several landowners to sell their natural gas and oil to a Texas company without giving them a meaningful way to fight the state’s decision, a judge said. The ruling August 13 in ...

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Dentists, veterinarians face high debt load (access required)

Dentists, optometrists and veterinarians tend to have student loan debt “that’s the most out of balance with their earnings soon after graduation,” according to a new study by San Francisco-based student loan site Credible.com. The group in a written statement ...

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ABA holds off on changing LSAT requirement for law school (access required)

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates was supposed to vote during its annual meeting earlier this month on a proposal to eliminate a requirement that law schools use the LSAT for prospective students. But the motion was pulled before ...

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IBR honors 15 for Excellence In Finance

No matter the industry, every company has to closely monitor its cash flow – dollars in vs. dollars out. This year, the Idaho Business Review is honoring 15 financial wizards who keep their eyes on the bottom line. The 2018 ...

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