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Applications show law degree is regaining its lustre (access required)

The latest data from the Law School Admissions Council may be good news for American law schools, including those in Idaho. Applications for the 2018-19 school year at ABA-accredited law schools are up more than 9 percent — 326,539 last ...

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Poll: Younger Americans less apt to use unique passwords

The number of online accounts compromised by hackers is now in the trillions — enough, perhaps, to make even technophobes think hard about the security of their passwords. Indeed, many are — especially older Americans, a new survey shows. Start ...

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BP official: Energy industry must incorporate more renewables (access required)

One of the world’s largest energy firms wants more oil and gas companies to make room for renewables. David Lawler, CEO of BP’s US Lower 48 onshore division, said the future of energy must include a carbon tax. It’s critical ...

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Supreme Court online sales tax ruling unlikely to change Idaho law, legislator says

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A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could change the way online retailers are required to collect sales tax. But it’s unlikely to affect a bill passed by the Idaho Legislature this session, according to the legislator who carried the ...

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Idaho credit unions grow through mergers, membership rule changes

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What makes a financial institution successful? It depends. “There is not a single factor that can explain growth,” said Lynn Heider, vice president of public relations for the NWCUA, which represents Idaho credit unions after its merger with the Idaho Credit ...

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Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

Federal health officials on April 24 announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration issued warnings to 40 retail and online ...

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Alaska Airlines tightens emotional support animal policy

Alaska Airlines has updated its policy on emotional support animals. Starting May 1, customers flying with psychiatric service animals must provide animal health and behavioral documents and a signed document from a medical professional at least 48 hours prior to ...

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Trump’s tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas, including Idaho

President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home. The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers from ...

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Horse racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law

A group seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho has accused the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of breaking state law while attempting to deter the success of their petition, adding they have alerted law enforcement officials to investigate. According to ...

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