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Indicted would-be Tamarack buyer to get new lawyer

Tamarack Resort’s indicted former suitor will get a new attorney after a federal judge Oct. 24 excused his old one because the two weren’t getting along and because government lawyers threatened to call the lawyer as a witness at an ...

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ID SOS sues for disclosure from ed overhaul group

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa filed a lawsuit late Oct. 22 in state court to force disclosure of donors who contributed to a nonprofit supporting public schools chief Tom Luna’s education overhaul. Ysursa has threatened for days to take ...

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Some want 6-man football at Idaho’s rural schools

With enrollments slipping at some rural Idaho schools, football-crazy boosters say saving endangered gridiron programs could require switching to six-man teams from the current minimum of eight players. In the past five years, Camas County High School’s enrollment has dropped ...

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Otter wants answers about ID power line decision

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has asked Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to send federal officials to Idaho to explain the federal Bureau of Land Management’s decision for a 1,100-mile high-voltage transmission line route that Otter says disregards collaborative ...

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Manufacturing plant expanding in northern Idaho

A company based in Washington state that makes equipment for the electric power industry has announced it’s more than doubling the size of its plant in the northern Idaho city of Lewiston. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories ...

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Profits soar at two largest mortgage lenders

Is the mortgage market really back? The country’s two biggest mortgage lenders, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, reported Oct. 12 that a surge in home lending pushed them to record profits. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon declared that the housing market ...

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New lawsuit latest step in Idaho schools battle

A lawsuit over Idaho’s system of funding public schools is growing, with the former school superintendent who is pressing the case reviving the claims made in another lawsuit that plodded through Idaho’s courts for 15 years. Russell Joki, a former ...

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95 sheep die in closed Monsanto mine

At least 95 domestic sheep died after grazing inside a mothballed Monsanto Co. mine in southeastern Idaho, adding to the list of animal fatalities over the last two decades in the region’s rich but contaminated phosphate country. Monsanto, which makes ...

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Idaho dairy workers charged with animal cruelty

Three former dairy workers with Idaho’s largest dairy operation have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed workers stomping, dragging and beating cows inside a milking barn. The video was shot ...

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