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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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After mine closure, Hecla faces lawsuit from investors (access required)

When the Lucky Friday mine in Mullan shut down earlier this year due to safety concerns and recent deaths, mine owner Hecla Mining Company’s stock tumbled. Now shareholders have filed a class action securities lawsuit. The shareholder and other law ...

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Idaho can still get rough and tumble collecting taxes (access required)

From 2006 to 2008, Hayden resident Scott Grunsted made more than $100,000 per year without filing state income taxes, the Idaho State Tax Commission contends. After more than a year of correspondence, the Tax Commission has asked a judge to ...

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