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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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Auction set for defunct Hoku plant in Pocatello

An auction for the Hoku Materials Plant is set for Oct. 23 and 24 in eastern Idaho. The Idaho State Journal reports  in a story on Oct. 11 that San Diego, Calif.-based Heritage Global Partners has been contracted as the ...

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Shootings raise awareness of workplace security concerns (access required)

Reports of several mass shootings this year have raised awareness of danger in the workplace. While it’s impossible to prepare fully for violence, security companies and police say the proper training can help managers reduce the risk. There have been ...

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Idaho Business Review debuts awards program for top law professionals

Those who choose law as a profession know that experience counts. Dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence are expected. And compassion is essential. But, as in every profession, some go above and beyond, setting the bar for others. Idaho ...

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A policy on cell phones and driving is good for business (access required)

One of the largest commercial auto claims George Dahlinger has seen come across his desk came from an accident caused by a cell phone. An on-the-job driver dropped his cell phone, “and while reaching for it, hit a woman in ...

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