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Idaho to use Defense Fund to cover $900,000 in attorney fees

Idaho will pay roughly $900,000 in legal fees using the state’s Constitutional Defense Fund after recently losing three key lawsuits, including the state’s failed attempt to uphold its same-sex marriage ban. The fund will also cover fees for the winning ...

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A word with Julie Pipal of the Idaho Trucking Association (access required)

Julie Pipal is the president and CEO of the Idaho Trucking Association, a group that represents trucking companies and independent owner-operators in Idaho. Pipal  represents the trucking companies and independent owner-operators based in Idaho, as well as the trucking arms ...

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Idaho, 12 other states want judge to block new federal water rule

Thirteen states led by North Dakota are asking a federal judge in Bismarck to block a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said a preliminary injunction would be filed ...

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Idaho endowment lands produce a record $124 million

Idaho’s endowment lands generated a record $124 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. The Idaho Department of Lands said that the Idaho Endowment Fund increased 3 percent to $1.8 billion. The state agency said that strong returns ...

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Demographic shifts lead real estate industry issues (access required)

One of the more interesting lists released each year for the residential and commercial real estate industries is the Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate compiled, researched and released by the Counselors of Real Estate. The list for 2015 and ...

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Feds say Boise’s homeless ordinance is unconstitutional

The Justice Department is opposing a law in Idaho’s biggest city that makes it a crime for homeless people to sleep in public places. The department says the Boise ordinance unconstitutionally punishes people for being homeless. At issue is a ...

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Food manufacturing in Idaho pays better-than-average wages (access required)

In Idaho, the food manufacturing industry is the place to be. Although food manufacturing makes up less than 3 percent of Idaho’s economy, jobs in the sector pay 15 percent more than average wages. Economic Modeling Specialists International, a research ...

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Clearview Cleaning to move this fall (access required)

Clearview Cleaning is moving from Boise to Garden City this fall. The 20-year-old commercial cleaning company needs larger space after just two years in its current 8,500-square-foot location at the corner of Fairview Avenue and Orchard Street, said its owner, ...

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