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Idaho Business Review announces 2020 Leaders in Law honorees

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The Idaho Business Review has selected 21 top legal professionals as 2020 Leaders in Law honorees, recognizing them for leadership, professional achievements, mentorship and community service. The winners range from relative newcomers to the industry who are rapidly making their ...

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Some federal COVID-19 loan programs winding down (access required)

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As the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program nears its end, more than 60,000 Idaho businesses have received loans or grants from it and other programs, totaling more than $3.2 billion, according to the Small Business Administration, which administers the program. ...

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As vaccines are on the way, schools need to reopen

The Coronavirus pandemic has been the dominating issue in our country for months now, and with the recent debate surrounding subjects such as unemployment and schools re-opening, it’s important to evaluate the steps the president and his administration have taken ...

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Boise signs agreement for Franklin and Orchard development (access required)

Artist rendering of the proposed development at Franklin and Orchard looking southwest. Image courtesy of the City of Boise.

The Boise City Council approved a memorandum of understanding on July 28 with the J. Fisher Companies of Centerville, Utah, for the development of the large empty lot at the corner of Franklin and Orchard. This seemingly routine piece of ...

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Governor Little to call special legislative session this month (access required)

Photo: Governor Brad Little holds up Executive Order 2020-13 which he had just signed at his June 22 press conference.

Gov. Brad Little announced today he will call the Idaho Legislature into a special legislative session the week of Aug. 24.  Little, legislative leaders and members of the House and Senate will continue discussions about the specific topics that will ...

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Treasurer’s office faces eviction from the Idaho Statehouse (access required)

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It’s up in the air whether the Idaho Legislature will finally force the Idaho treasurer to move out of her first-floor office in the Capitol Building or if the treasurer will appeal the judgement against her by the Idaho Fourth ...

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Idaho budget positioned to handle impacts of COVID-19

Idaho just ended its fiscal year with a surplus nearly three times what was expected before COVID-19. How, in the middle of a global pandemic, did we manage to do that? Through conservative principles of governing. In late March, shortly ...

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Where’s all the attorneys? Idaho ranks near the bottom (access required)

Graph of Attorneys vs. State Population.

Idaho ranks 36th for population and, taking area into account, 44th for population density. That’s not really news because everyone knows there’s a lot of Idaho and not a lot of people living here. The outdoor splendor of the state ...

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