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A word with George Mulhern of Cradlepoint (access required)

George Mulhern is CEO and chairman of the board at Cradlepoint, a Boise company that provides a platform for wireless WAN networking. Mulhern spent 20 years at Hewlett Packard, ending as a senior vice president in charge of the company’s ...

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FBI arrests activists accused of releasing 5,740 mink

Two animal-rights activists have been charged with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country road trips in which they released about 5,740 mink from farms, including one in Idaho, and vandalized the homes and businesses of industry members, the FBI said ...

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Life sentence urged in peanut salmonella case

Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called “unprecedented” for a food-poisoning case. The potential life sentence for former ...

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Antitrust settlement could force agricultural cooperative to adjust (access required)

Grocers and potato producers have reached a preliminary settlement in long-running antitrust litigation that could force agricultural cooperatives to change their practices. The plaintiffs, several wholesale grocery firms and individuals, had claimed potato producers, marketers and distributors, including Idaho producers ...

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Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting ...

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Appeals court upholds ban on Idaho tribe’s poker contests

A federal appeals court has rejected a request by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to dismiss a state lawsuit aiming to prevent Texas Hold ’em poker tournaments at the tribe’s casino. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Center looks to improve Idaho’s science, math efforts

Business and governmental officials say Idaho must unify statewide efforts in order to fatten the pipeline of students choosing science, technology, engineering and math careers. Board members with Idaho’s STEM Action Center met for the first time Wednesday to begin ...

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Hawley Troxell merges with Idaho Falls law firm (access required)

The Boise law firm Hawley Troxell is merging with a four-attorney Idaho Falls firm Smith & Banks PLLC on August 1. The firm also expanded the week of July 20 with the addition of Boise attorneys David W. Knotts, Carsten A. ...

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Gravity Payments CEO is sued by brother

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Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price is being sued by his brother and company co-founder Lucas Price for violating his rights as minority shareholder. Price, an Idaho native, made headlines this spring when he set a $70,000 minimum wage for all ...

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Panel begins broadband study after previous program failed

More questions than answers hang around Idaho lawmakers as they grapple over the now-defunct statewide school broadband Internet access program. A legislative interim committee met July 21 to begin determining whether the Idaho Legislature should attempt building a new statewide ...

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