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Idaho asks Supreme Court to consider Medicaid case

The U.S. Supreme Court should consider an Idaho appeal of a lawsuit challenging increased Medicaid reimbursement rates, according to a petition filed July 2. The state’s appeal requests the justices decide on a 2009 case where five providers alleged that ...

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Eighth Street traffic in Boise to change direction (access required)

Traffic will change directions on a stretch of Eighth Street in Boise. The Capital City Development Corporation approved the plan to convert the direction of traffic on Eighth Street between Bannock and Main Streets, which will go into effect Sept. ...

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Idaho joins Big Sky in all sports but football

The University of Idaho returned to the Big Sky Conference July 1 to compete in all league-sponsored sports except football. Idaho’s football team will remain in the Football Bowl Subdivision as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Idaho was ...

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Med tech companies are looking to build a cluster in Idaho (access required)

Idaho’s medical technology companies are showing signs of growth. But they face obstacles in raising and earning money, med tech entrepreneurs said at an event devoted to their industry at Boise State University. “The idea is, in creating a med ...

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World Cup soccer injects new life into Boise bars

Even casual sports fans have perked up for this year’s World Cup soccer matches. Interest in the international contest, and in the U.S. National Soccer Team, has created a windfall for Boise-area bars, where spectators are streaming in for the ...

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Hobby Lobby ruling bodes well for nonprofits also challenging law (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this week on employer-funded health plans is a blow to the Obama administration that may hint at how a similar challenge will play out next year. The court held that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement ...

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New IRS rule poses trap for lawyers and their clients (access required)

Taxes remain one of the certainties in life but a new interpretation by the Internal Revenue Service could have clients – and lawyers – paying even more if they aren’t careful. For years, taxpayers have had the luxury of conducting ...

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Idaho faces lawsuit over inadvertent lynx trapping (access required)

Five environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit June 30 against the state of Idaho over inadvertent trapping of federally protected Canada lynx. The groups contend the state is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing recreational trapping that inadvertently ensnares ...

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Pioneer Title acquires Idaho Falls title company (access required)

Pioneer Title Co. has acquired Mountain West Title and Escrow Inc. in Idaho Falls, expanding the company’s title and escrow services to Bonneville County. Financial terms of the deal finalized on June 30 were not disclosed and Pioneer will keep ...

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