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Legal consistency is good for business (access required)

Businesses must have predictability in order to make both short-term and long-term plans. Planning requires consistent interpretation of and application of Idaho law. Businesses must be able to rely on consistency from the Office of the Attorney General regardless of ...

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How Idaho investigates discrimination (access required)

Because of the recent claims of religious discrimination by members of the Micron Employees for Religious Freedom (MERF), the Idaho Business Review decided to profile the workings of the Idaho Human Rights Commission (IHRC), which recently investigated complaints filed against ...

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Stibnite Mine air permit contested (access required)

This artificial pond is a remnant of former mining operations in the Stibnite site.

The Idaho Conservation League (ICL), the Nez Perce Tribe (NPT) and the Save the South Fork Salmon (SSFS) filed a petition on July 22 to appeal the air quality permit issued to Perpetua Resources for mining activities at the proposed ...

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US sues Idaho over stockwater rights (access required)

The United States has filed a civil suit against the state of Idaho over water rights — again. In its complaint filed on June 2, the U.S. argued that changes to Idaho’s laws over the last five years regarding the ...

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Idaho loosens east Snake River Plain groundwater curtailment (access required)

Above-average precipitation events during April and May improved the dire state of the drought for farmers from abysmal to merely dreadful. As a result, on July 20, the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) amended the curtailment it issued on ...

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Sysco has a beef with the Big Four meatpackers (access required)

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This article is the first of a two-part series on how big meatpackers affect the national and local beef business A quiet, out-of-sight event happened in a U.S. District Court in Houston, Texas on June 24. Sysco, the world’s largest ...

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Officials underscore importance of CHIPS Act for Idaho ahead of US Senate decision (access required)

Last year, Congressional delegates passed legislation intended to bolster semiconductor (chip) manufacturing and research and development (R&D) in the United States through companies like Micron Technology; now, a national vote could determine what, if anything, that means financially for Idaho. ...

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Idaho Human Rights Commission hands nonprofit Micron Employees for Religious Freedom setback in discrimination complaint (access required)

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In the latest round of legal actions between Micron and a group claiming the Boise-based Fortune 500 firm discriminated against them for their religious beliefs, the Idaho Human Rights Commission denied the group’s request to be recognized as a party ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Department of Interior pays $32.6M in lieu of taxes (access required)

Every year, the federal government makes cash payment to local governments in to help offset losses in property taxes due to the existence of nontaxable federal lands within their boundaries. The Department of the Interior (DOI) announced on June 23 ...

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