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Ports could come to dry land in Idaho (access required)

The Port of Lewiston stands alone as the only port district in Idaho, but one northern Idaho lawmaker wants to expand eligibility so that most counties could set up a port, if voters choose. Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, said ...

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Income tax cut introduced, with Otter’s backing (access required)

The first plan for tax cuts has been introduced in the Idaho Legislature, and it could be good news for business. Under a plan backed by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, the state income tax rate would drop to 7.4 percent ...

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Brewer wants law change so he can partner in a new brewery (access required)

Fred Colby has worked hard since 2005 to launch the Laughing Dog Brewery in Ponderay and make it the second-largest microbrewery in the state. Now, he wants to apply his expertise to start a new brewery in Post Falls, but ...

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Federal budget cuts leading to INL job cuts (access required)

The Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls is reducing its workforce by 185 employees by the end of March. The cuts are due to reductions in spending by federal agencies. “There’s been a decrease in the revenue and the budget ...

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Businesses leaders split on how to cut taxes, spur economy (access required)

For the first time in several years, Idaho lawmakers are seriously considering large tax reductions. On Feb. 8, leaders from several business organizations made the case for all sorts of tax changes, including getting rid of the personal property tax ...

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Recovering damages for undocumented workers (access required)

As the number of undocumented workers rises, personal injury attorneys are increasingly struggling with how to handle illegal immigrants as clients. In January 2010, the Department of Homeland Security estimated that 10.8 million undocumented individuals resided in the United States. ...

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Facebook photos doom workers’ comp claim (access required)

If you want to convince a judge that you suffer from chronic, debilitating pain, it’s probably not a good idea to have pictures of yourself carousing with your pals plastered all over the Internet. That’s a lesson Zackery Clement should ...

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Out-of-work employment plaintiffs fueling rise in whistleblower claims (access required)

 With more attention being given to corporate rule-breaking and stronger laws supporting those who report it, employment lawyers are seeing more workers claiming that they lost their jobs because they complained about wrongdoing in the workplace. While special federal laws ...

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