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ACLU suing to stop downtown Boise aggressive panhandling ban (access required)

A new anti-panhandling law approved by the city of Boise is being legally challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, which is seeking to block the law before it goes into effect. The ACLU says the anti-solicitation ordinance ...

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Former CCA employee sues, says he was scapegoat

A former employee at Idaho’s largest private prison who was fired after the state launched an investigation into allegations of contract fraud is suing Corrections Corporation of America, saying he has had to unfairly take the blame for the company’s ...

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General solicitation rules open doors, but not always to a prize (access required)

Though the most highly anticipated aspect of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act – equity crowd funding – hasn’t taken effect, new rules on general solicitation promise to connect businesses with investors they haven’t previously had access to. The Securities ...

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Enrollment drops at Boise State, U of I

Enrollment is down at University of Idaho and Boise State University, though U of I saw an uptick in the number of first-year students and Boise State’s retention rates are up. According to news releases, Boise State’s enrollment is down ...

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Bonner County taps emergency money to fight federal lawsuit

Bonner County commissioners have declared a financial emergency to allow the county to use money from a contingency account to fend off a federal lawsuit. Commissioners made the decision Oct. 16  so the county can use money in the justice ...

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Gynii Gilliam leaves Department of Commerce (access required)

Top Idaho Department of Commerce official Gynii Gilliam is leaving the state’s business agency. Gilliam was leading the department’s recently reconfigured business expansion division. The state agency is going through restructuring that included eliminating two top-level positions, though Director Jeff ...

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