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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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Boating outfitters say Lake Lowell plan bad for business (access required)

Business owners who rely on boaters at Lake Lowell say a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to restrict activities on the lake could deal them a serious blow. “You take our lake away and now they’re only a weekend ...

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Feds reneged on land deal with tribe

The federal government broke its word over a land deal with an Indian tribe from Idaho and Nevada, interrupting economic development plans that could include gaming and resurrecting native groups’ enduring mistrust for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Last October, ...

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Block on NLRB nominees may mean headache for labor lawyers (access required)

For the National Labor Relations Board, next year could be, as Yogi Berra put it, deja vu all over again. Just last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in New Process Steel v. NLRB that the normally five-member board, which ...

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Massive meat recall sparks call for more FDA funding (access required)

 After a nationwide Salmonella outbreak that killed at least one person prompted the third largest meat recall in U.S. history, members of Congress are calling for an investigation of the ground turkey manufacturer – and an increase in funding for ...

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Former Idaho non-profit leader faces theft charges

The former leader of an Idaho nonprofit group that helps people with disabilities has been served a felony summons after law enforcement said she embezzled more than $100,000, resulting in some employees losing their benefits. The Idaho State Journal reports ...

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