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Judge: Idaho’s anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled August 3 that Idaho’s law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional. U.S. Judge Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill found that the law violates the First Amendment. “Audio and visual evidence is ...

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Five years into Dodd-Frank (access required)

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It has been five years since the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law but if its critics have their way, it will not see a sixth anniversary. The law — aimed at preventing a financial crisis like the one in ...

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A word with Earl Sullivan of The Core (access required)

Earl Sullivan is a business consultant who manages The Core, a nonprofit group that was formed to bring together Idaho’s medical technology businesses. Sullivan was running a generic pharmaceutical company in Meridian when he first became involved in The Core. ...

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Idaho Power contests proposed central Idaho solar projects

Idaho Power is asking state officials to rule that 10 solar projects proposed for central Idaho are instead one big project and should fall under a different set of regulations more favorable to the energy company. The Idaho Public Utilities ...

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Houston mattress company gains firm foothold in Boise

If it seems as though there are a lot of Mattress Firm outlets in Boise, that’s because there are. Thirteen Mattress Firm stores have set up shop in the city, according to a company spokeswoman. The publicly traded Houston mattress ...

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Filmmakers call for support from Indian tribes (access required)

Filmmaker Sterlin Harjo thinks now is the time for Indians to embrace movie-making. Harjo, a director and producer who is known for his films Four Sheets to the Wind, Barking Water, and Goodnight Irene, spoke July 30 to a session ...

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Idaho wilderness bill passes US House

A compromise bill put forward by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho to create a protected wilderness area in central Idaho has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The wilderness plan, which now heads to the U.S. Senate, would ...

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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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