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Dating websites providing more evidence in divorce, survey finds (access required)

Divorce attorneys have seen an increase in the number of cases using evidence taken from dating websites, according to a new survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The organization polled its 1,600 members and found that 59 percent ...

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Lawmakers take up beer, wine keg regulations (access required)

Beer and wine producers are hoping legislators will ease state laws that limit the size of kegs that can be sold. Beer and wine purveyors are pushing in different directions. Beer distributors want to sell smaller kegs to retail customers, ...

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Aquarium owner and friend indicted for black market animal buys (access required)

An owner and a volunteer of the Idaho Aquarium have each been charged with three counts of illegal purchase of wildlife and one count of conspiracy, according to a federal indictment unsealed Feb. 21. Ammon Covino, aquarium owner, and Christopher ...

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Idaho Supreme Court rules on bankruptcy case (access required)

A debtor could not reopen his Chapter 13 case in order to avoid having his medical malpractice lawsuit dismissed for failing to include it as an asset of his bankruptcy estate, the Idaho Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment. ...

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Committee votes to introduce teen tanning bill

A bill that would ban teens younger than 16 from using tanning beds is back in the Idaho Legislature, one year after similar legislation died in the Senate amid outcry of government intrusion from the tanning industry. The House Health ...

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Commerce wants to close the deal (access required)

The Idaho Department of Commerce is leading an effort to create a $3 million deal-closing fund, which will add to the state’s economic development toolkit to entice companies to move to or grow in Idaho. Legislation setting up the fund ...

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Gun laws to be debated in Idaho Legislature

Fearful that President Barack Obama will move aggressively to limit firearms, a Republican lawmaker said Feb. 14 at least two bills meant to bolster gun rights will begin their journey through the Idaho Legislature starting early next week. Rep. Judy ...

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Renters say Boise apartment complex violated fair housing rules (access required)

A Boise apartment complex has been accused of violating Fair Housing Act provisions by instituting special rules for tenants who have children, among other alleged discriminatory practices. The Idaho Fair Housing Council, a nonprofit based in Boise, filed the lawsuit ...

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