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Idaho nonprofits warned of donation scam

At least two members of the Idaho Nonprofit Center have been targeted by an overpayment donation scam, and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is asking nonprofits to be wary. “The scam works like this: The thief uses a credit card or ...

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U.S. Supreme Court considering limits of SOX protection (access required)

Just how far do “whistleblower” protections extend? The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are wrangling with that question – specifically, whether an employee of a private contractor or subcontractor hired by a public company is covered by whistleblower protections ...

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Peers, family and friends salute first IBR Leaders in Law

In a venue where whispers, padded footsteps and book pages slowly being turned are the normal sounds, a lively celebration was held Thursday Nov. 14. A reception, complete with music and an awards ceremony, was held at the law library ...

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Heinz closing Pocatello plant, cutting 410 jobs (access required)

H.J. Heinz Co. is closing its plant in Pocatello as well as two other North America plants, cutting 1,350 jobs. The food maker said Nov. 14 that it will close facilities in two states and Canada over the next six ...

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Bieter: Boise hindered by laws, wages and culture (access required)

Idaho’s laws, wages and culture are hindering the city’s sustainable growth, says Boise Mayor David Bieter. Bieter said he’d like to see changes to the two-thirds supermajority required to issue bonds. That supermajority requirement felled two recent bond measures. Bieter ...

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Library Commission, Reuseum putting 3-D printers in five libraries (access required)

The Idaho Commission for the Libraries is bringing three-dimensional printers built by Garden City’s Reuseum into five library systems across the state. The printers, which can quickly create 3-D plastic models and can be used for prototypes of various devices, ...

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Tyson wins nearly $1 million judgment against bankrupt Idaho ranch (access required)

Tyson Fresh Meats has won a $958,000 judgment in a federal bankruptcy court against Hollifield Ranches over breach of a cattle-feeding contract. In a Nov. 7 ruling, Hollifield, a cattle-growing operation based in Hansen, lost a countersuit alleging that Tyson, ...

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Judge questions necessity in hospital lawsuit

A federal judge says that a lawsuit between two Idaho hospitals and the Federal Trade Commission comes down to whether St. Luke’s Health System really needs to buy more physician practices to bring about promised long-term cost savings and improved ...

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