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Oregon public defenders lobby for pay, staffing overhaul

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Facing an ever-mounting caseload, dozens of public defenders in Oregon walked out of courthouses and into the Statehouse this week to lobby for a bill that would fix a staffing shortage and an outdated contract payment ...

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New office tower will soon rise downtown

The developers behind a 10-story office tower in downtown Boise say they have submitted a building permit and set firm dates for construction of the structure that will soon rise at 11th and Idaho streets. Rafanelli & Nahas, which owns ...

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Does new construction pay for itself? Yes, an economist says (access required)

photo of kuna multifamily affordable housing

Not everyone is happy with Ada County’s burgeoning growth. Homeowners faced with rising taxes to pay for infrastructure such as roads and schools, as well as increased city services, often complain that growth should pay for itself. But, by and ...

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Oil company wants royalties lawsuit moved to federal court

A Texas-based oil and gas company wants a state lawsuit alleging fraud and breached leases over Idaho natural gas royalties moved to federal court. Alta Mesa submitted notice Thursday in U.S. District Court seeking to move the complaint filed last ...

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Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force

Meloney Perry once worked at a traditional big law firm with a formal, corporate atmosphere, and knew she wanted a different culture at her own firm. “I learned the ‘old school’ way, but it’s changed,” says Perry, founder of Perry ...

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A word with Kevin Satterlee, president of Idaho State University

Kevin Satterlee has deep Idaho roots that run through the state’s public institutions of higher education. A fourth-generation Gem State native and self-described “small town boy,” Satterlee took on his most public role last April when he was named the ...

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2019 Icon winners shaped Idaho throughout their careers

The Idaho Business Review is thrilled to announce the Icon award honorees for 2019. Now in its second year, the program is focused on recognizing exceptional men and women whose lives and careers have made a big impact on Idaho ...

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