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4 northern Idaho routes could get bigger trucks

Four northern Idaho routes designated as appropriate for extra-long trucks will likely be considered as potential routes for extra-heavy trucks as well. The Spokesman-Review reports in a story published May 9 that U.S. highways 95 and 2, and state highways ...

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April tax revenues $56 million above projections (access required)

Larger income tax collections in April, when many people file their taxes with the state and federal government, gathered 13 percent more than expected. The state’s general fund budget now has $79 million more than anticipated, meaning the  budget will ...

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District must pay damages in driver’s ed death

A jury decided that an Idaho school district must pay $3.5 million in damages to the family of a 15-year-old Idaho boy who died in a crash during his driver’s education class. Jurors deliberated for only about 90 minutes May ...

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Hot topics in electronic discovery (access required)

Ever-evolving and constantly growing, electronic discovery presents a variety of challenges for litigators. In addition to the rise of computer-assisted review, attorneys are struggling with three other concerns related to electronically stored information, or ESI: defensible deletion, cost-shifting and the ...

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Idaho, prison medical firm at odds over contract

Idaho’s prison system will increase payments to its medical and mental health care provider by hundreds of thousands of dollars after the company demanded a raise. However, the Idaho Department of Correction said it will only extend its $27 million ...

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Pocatello rejects protection for gays, lesbians

The Pocatello City Council on April 18 narrowly rejected an ordinance intended to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination, bucking the direction set by three other Idaho cities that have recently passed antidiscrimination ordinances for sexual orientation. ...

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H-1B visa logjam leaves employers, clients stuck (access required)

As lawmakers prepare to debate immigration reform, employment lawyers are hoping for a solution to the persistent bottleneck in the visa program for highly skilled workers that they say hurts their clients, particularly small businesses and startups seeking the talent ...

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Jury convicts former Tamarack suitor of wire fraud

An Idaho man once entrusted to oversee retirement accounts has been convicted of wire fraud for raiding those funds and using the money to enrich himself and help finance his scheme to acquire the failed Tamarack Resort. A federal jury ...

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BSU suing former Big East over disputed $5 million penalty (access required)

Boise State University has filed a suit in Idaho Fourth District Court claiming that it doesn’t owe a $5 million penalty or exit fee to the Big East Conference. Boise State announced in 2011 that its football team would join ...

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