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Auction set for defunct Hoku plant in Pocatello

An auction for the Hoku Materials Plant is set for Oct. 23 and 24 in eastern Idaho. The Idaho State Journal reports  in a story on Oct. 11 that San Diego, Calif.-based Heritage Global Partners has been contracted as the ...

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Shootings raise awareness of workplace security concerns (access required)

Reports of several mass shootings this year have raised awareness of danger in the workplace. While it’s impossible to prepare fully for violence, security companies and police say the proper training can help managers reduce the risk. There have been ...

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Idaho Business Review debuts awards program for top law professionals

Those who choose law as a profession know that experience counts. Dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence are expected. And compassion is essential. But, as in every profession, some go above and beyond, setting the bar for others. Idaho ...

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A policy on cell phones and driving is good for business (access required)

One of the largest commercial auto claims George Dahlinger has seen come across his desk came from an accident caused by a cell phone. An on-the-job driver dropped his cell phone, “and while reaching for it, hit a woman in ...

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Hupp: Airport will keep working for more Boise flights (access required)

After losing out on a federal grant that would have helped establish service between Boise and New York, the Boise Airport is scaling back its plans to get an East Coast destination, the airport director said. Instead, the Boise Airport ...

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Another big year on tap for U.S. Supreme Court (access required)

After two U.S. Supreme Court terms full of high-profile cases involving closely watched issues ranging from the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act to the fate of same-sex marriage laws, no one is calling the upcoming term a blockbuster. But ...

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Judge: Idaho boating law unconstitutionally vague

A state District Court judge has upheld a lower court’s ruling that Idaho’s negligent boating law is unconstitutionally vague. Judge Jeff Brudie of the 2nd District Court made the ruling Oct 2, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported. The case ...

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Idaho judge tosses Twitter tussle over Sun Valley

An Idaho judge has dumped a complaint by an Internet entrepreneur and former Wall Street analyst accusing the Sun Valley resort and Twitter Inc. of stealing his handle. Fifth District Judge Robert Elgee dismissed Leonard Barshack’s lawsuit with prejudice, according ...

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Prison company leaving Idaho

Private prison giant Corrections Corp. of America will leave Idaho after more than a decade marked by scandal and lawsuits surrounding its operation of the state’s largest prison. The Nashville, Tenn.-based company will not bid on the next contract to ...

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