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Need paralegal training? Look elsewhere, says professional association

The board of the Idaho Association of Paralegals never recommends any of the state’s training programs to those who want to enter the trade. When callers ask which schools to attend for a paralegal course, board members advise looking online ...

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Air service between Boise and Atlanta will take lots of cash (access required)

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Boise Airport are banking on community cash to restore non-stop air service between Boise and Atlanta. A Chamber fundraising campaign has pulled together $245,000 in the last two weeks. The Chamber and the ...

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Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn’t required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled July 24. The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court ...

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Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects

A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America. The White House announced the money July 24 as part of a rural conference it is holding this week. Colorado-based CoBank is ...

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Briefs pile up in multi-state gay marriage rulings appeal

Opponents of same-sex marriage cited political theory, social stability and even biblical text in legal briefs filed this week in federal court, where Indiana and Wisconsin are appealing rulings that overthrew their bans on gay weddings. At least 20 briefs ...

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Intermountain Bank is being bought by Columbia Bank (access required)

Sandpoint-based Intermountain Bancorp is merging with Columbia Bank of Tacoma, Wash. in a stock-and-cash deal valued at $121.5 million. Intermountain has branches in the Treasure Valley under the Intermountain Bank name, as well as branches in northern Idaho in its ...

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Proposed FMLA reg would require benefits for same-sex couples (access required)

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A proposed federal regulation requiring employers to provide legally-married same-sex couples with benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act regardless of their employees’ state of residence could help clear up some complications caused by conflicting federal and state laws. ...

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Poll: Idahoans don’t want taxes collected from online shopping (access required)

Most Idaho voters, whatever their political stripes, don’t want a sales tax on online purchases. That’s the finding of a new poll commissioned by free market public policy organization the R Street Institute and the National Taxpayers Union, a nonpartisan ...

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US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged. That conclusion, one held by a growing number of economists, might surprise many people. After all, in the five years ...

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