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Idaho House passes bill to block Supreme Court rule on attorney fees (access required)

The Idaho House of Representatives has passed a bill to keep rules dictating how attorney fees are awarded in civil cases from changing on March 1. Idaho has several statutes that dictate how attorney fees are to be awarded in ...

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Attorney to jurors: ‘Follow the money’ in CoreCivic lawsuit

Jurors heard opening arguments Feb. 13 in a lawsuit brought by former inmates against the nation’s largest private prison company, CoreCivic — formerly called Corrections Corporation of America. “When you choose to do a dangerous job, you must do it ...

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Firm takes action to improve employees’ work-life balance (access required)

Employees at PAE Engineers Inc. in Portland, Ore. can now take up to six weeks of leave at full pay if they gain a child through birth, adoption or foster placement. The “wellness leave” also will be available to employees ...

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Phishing attack releases data of 2,500 at College of Southern Idaho

A fraudulent email in a phishing attack released information for about 2,500 College of Southern Idaho employees. A CSI employee replied to a fraudulent email account asking for employees’ W-2 forms Feb. 2. Forms for every CSI employee from 2015 ...

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Nampa auto store acquired by Northwest retail chain (access required)

A Portland, Ore. auto parts retail chain has acquired Gabe’s Auto Parts in Nampa. Baxter Auto Parts is a family owned store with 37 locations and four warehouses in Washington, Oregon and California. It announced it acquired Gabe’s Auto Parts Jan. ...

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Big Idaho snowpack has water managers pleased and worried

Idaho has so much snow that water is already being released from some reservoirs for flood control and Idaho Power has halted most of its cloud-seeding operations. “It’s just an amazing year,” said Ron Abramovich, a water supply specialist with ...

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Rexburg hosts its first Startup Weekend

Rexburg hosted its first Startup Weekend event Feb. 2 through Feb. 4 and is now considering doing one annually. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour competition designed to teach aspiring entrepreneurs how to turn an idea into a business. Participants form teams and ...

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Idaho House panel introduces bill limiting Indian gambling

The ongoing battle over appropriate Indian gambling is once again coming to a head in the Idaho Legislature, with both sides preparing to rip open old wounds. Rep. Tom Loertscher, a Republican from Iona, introduced legislation Feb. 8 that would ...

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USDA says removal of animal welfare records not final

The Agriculture Department says “adjustments may be made” in its decision to remove animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website. The information, including lists of animal welfare violations at commercial ...

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