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Idaho, prison medical firm at odds over contract

Idaho’s prison system will increase payments to its medical and mental health care provider by hundreds of thousands of dollars after the company demanded a raise. However, the Idaho Department of Correction said it will only extend its $27 million ...

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Pocatello rejects protection for gays, lesbians

The Pocatello City Council on April 18 narrowly rejected an ordinance intended to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination, bucking the direction set by three other Idaho cities that have recently passed antidiscrimination ordinances for sexual orientation. ...

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H-1B visa logjam leaves employers, clients stuck (access required)

As lawmakers prepare to debate immigration reform, employment lawyers are hoping for a solution to the persistent bottleneck in the visa program for highly skilled workers that they say hurts their clients, particularly small businesses and startups seeking the talent ...

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Jury convicts former Tamarack suitor of wire fraud

An Idaho man once entrusted to oversee retirement accounts has been convicted of wire fraud for raiding those funds and using the money to enrich himself and help finance his scheme to acquire the failed Tamarack Resort. A federal jury ...

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BSU suing former Big East over disputed $5 million penalty (access required)

Boise State University has filed a suit in Idaho Fourth District Court claiming that it doesn’t owe a $5 million penalty or exit fee to the Big East Conference. Boise State announced in 2011 that its football team would join ...

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Republican money backs immigration push

As Congress readies for a drawn-out immigration debate, an expanding network of Republican fundraisers is pressing for a path to legal status for millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally. Business leaders and donors who raised tens of ...

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Defense wraps case in Tamarack suitor’s trial

An Idaho retirement fund trustee accused of raiding those accounts three years ago to help his failed bid to acquire Tamarack Resort insists he acted responsibly and with the ultimate goal of delivering significant investment return to the funds. Defense ...

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