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Judge John Stegner appointed to Idaho Supreme Court

Veteran Second District Judge John Stegner of Moscow has been appointed to fill the Idaho Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Warren Jones. Stegner was one of four finalists nominated for the position by the Idaho Judicial ...

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Lawsuit seeks repayment of fees charged by Idaho schools

A class-action lawsuit is seeking the repayment of fees that many Idaho public schools charge students for classes, supplies and activities. The Idaho Statesman reports the lawsuit filed earlier in May in federal court claims the fees amount “a form ...

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Idaho tribe joins lawsuit against big opioid manufacturers

An Idaho tribe has joined a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The Lewiston Tribune reports the Nez Perce Tribe said in a release that a lawsuit was filed May 18 in Idaho’s U.S. District Court that targets opioid distributor ...

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Spring chinook numbers on Snake, Columbia rivers improving (access required)

Spring chinook counts in the Snake and Columbia rivers are improving after a late start to this year’s run, but fishery managers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington are still unsure how strong the final run will be. Flows on the ...

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Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests. The justices ruled 5-4 May 21, with the court’s conservative members in the ...

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A word with Karen Appelgren, director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center (access required)

Karen Appelgren is the director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center in Boise, which provides classes, one-on-one business counseling and guest speakers to existing and prospective small business owners. Appelgren is a former teacher who helped start the Women’s Business ...

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