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State council settles on first round of IGEM grants (access required)

Seven Idaho university research projects will share more than $800,000 in state grants that are the first of their kind under the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission. Five of the seven projects are at the University of Idaho, with Boise State ...

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Idaho woman claims bias against Union Pacific

A southeast Idaho woman has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $350,000 from Union Pacific railroad, contending she was discriminated against with unfair wage practices because of her gender. Ronna K. Martinez filed the lawsuit the week of May 6 in ...

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GBAD candidates reveal positions on convention center expansion (access required)

Candidates for the Greater Boise Auditorium district aired their sentiments on the future of the organization in their first public forum May 9, giving their impressions of how to spend an estimated $40 million available to the district. Seven candidates ...

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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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