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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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Federal judge appoints special master in Idaho prison condition lawsuit

A federal judge has appointed a special master to see if the state is complying with court orders in a decades-old lawsuit over conditions at the Idaho State Correctional Institution. Marc Stern, a doctor and correctional health care consultant from ...

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Nonresident California workers entitled to overtime under state law (access required)

Nonresident employees of a California software company were entitled to overtime under state law for work performed within the state, the California Supreme Court has ruled in answering a certified question from the 9th Circuit. The plaintiffs were employed to ...

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Supreme Court scorecard: Another losing year for the 9th Circuit (access required)

 Some Supreme Court watchers say the U.S. Supreme Court has rarely met a 9th Circuit opinion that it wouldn’t love to overturn. This past term, that trend seems to show little signs of abating. According to the Los Angeles Times, ...

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D.L. Evans Bank sues homebuilder over promissory notes (access required)

The other defendants are Hawkes Enterprises Inc., Sports Fan Corp., Ted J. Martinez, Debrah Martinez, William Hawkes and Nancy Hawkes. The three promissory notes were obligations from Bella Corp. payable to D.L. Evans Bank. As of June 30, they were ...

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Nine Idaho post offices are on the chopping block (access required)

   Greenleaf City Clerk Lee Belt was unpleasantly surprised July 12 to receive notice about an upcoming meeting on closing Greenleaf’s only post office. The meeting is July 18.   “Getting that notice less than seven days before a meeting is ...

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