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FDA launches foodborne illness response network (access required)

 The Food and Drug Administration has launched a new foodborne illness outbreak response network aimed at rapidly reacting to cases involving humans and animals. The FDA Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network, comprising a team of epidemiologists, veterinarians, microbiologists, ...

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Proposal would penalize companies for data breaches (access required)

A bill that would require organizations processing the personal information of more than 10,000 people to put data protection requirements in place has been introduced in the Senate. The Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act, S.1535, was introduced by ...

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E. Idaho businessman is new head of the state Department of Commerce

The governor has appointed an eastern Idaho businessman to head the Idaho Department of Commerce. Jeff Sayer is expected to start Oct. 3 as agency director. The governor’s office says Sayer most recently worked in business consulting as a managing ...

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Supreme Court too bi-coastal, says justice (access required)

The Supreme Court is too powerful, and could benefit from justices from places other than the East and West Coasts, Justice Clarence Thomas said Sept. 15. Some of the issues that the nine Justices settle would be better hashed out ...

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Nonprofit CEOS face a gender gap in pay (access required)

A report on nonprofit executive compensation found that payment is rising at a slow rate, but also revealed a double-digit gender gap with women CEOs earning far less than men in similar roles. GuideStar’s 2011 Nonprofit Compensation Report, based on ...

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UI student injured in 2009 fall sues school

A University of Idaho student who suffered serious injuries in a 27-foot fall from a fraternity house window two years ago is suing the school. Amanda Andaverde, who is from Caldwell, and her family filed a lawsuit in 2nd District ...

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Labor-rights notices required under new rule (access required)

A new rule will soon require most private employers to post notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Among other things, the act protects employees’ rights to form and join unions, and bargain collectively. The ...

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Idaho to adopt new bar exam (access required)

Idaho is one of the first states in the nation to adopt a new bar exam for would-be lawyers. Next winter, Idaho will adopt the multistate Uniform Bar Exam, or UBE, a two-day test that will replace Idaho’s state-specific bar ...

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AstraZeneca to pay state of Idaho $2.5 million for overpricing (access required)

AstraZeneca has agreed to pay $2.5 million in a legal settlement with the state of Idaho over the cost of drugs for the state’s Medicaid program. The state bases its reimbursement rates to pharmacies for prescription drugs on the “average ...

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