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Corizon counters Idaho prison health care report

The national prison health care company Corizon says a scathing court-ordered report on the care provide at an Idaho prison is full of errors and that a review they commissioned themselves proves it. But a close review of both reports ...

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Potato pest found in more eastern Idaho fields

Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture say a microscopic parasite that damages potato crops has been found in three more eastern Idaho fields, bringing the number of infected fields to 15. Tina Gresham with the USDA in Idaho Falls ...

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Climate change poses challenges for Idaho water managers

Scientists say climate change is making it tougher for Idaho reservoir managers to forecast weather, control floods and manage water for farming, recreation and fisheries. Future challenges were foreshadowed recently, when two days of record high temperatures, accompanied by record ...

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Environmentalists’ challenge complicates Idaho pollution-trading proposal

An environmental group’s challenge to Boise’s new wastewater discharge permits is complicating a pollution-trading proposal that federal regulators and Idaho leaders hope will help other U.S. cities manage sewage and reduce farming’s impact on water quality. Idaho Rivers United objects ...

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Idaho school reform foes hire outside consultant

A political group working to overturn Idaho’s new education reforms has hired an out-of-state consultant who last November helped repeal a hotly debated Ohio law that limited collective bargaining. David Williams left his home in Bethesda, Md., last month to ...

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N. Idaho officials aim to delist woodland caribou

Bonner County officials who want federal protections removed from woodland caribou have hired the law firm that successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court a northern Idaho couple’s wetlands dispute. Jim Burling of the Pacific Legal Foundation tells The Spokesman-Review ...

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College of Idaho looks at bringing back football

The College of Idaho discontinued its football program in the late 1970s, about five years before Marty Holly was hired as athletic director. Even by the time he went to work for the state’s oldest private liberal arts college, the ...

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Judge tightens terms of resort suitor’s freedom

A federal judge on April 27 tightened restrictions on an indicted former Tamarack Resort suitor, to prevent him or anybody else from trying to unload disputed assets central to the government’s criminal case against him. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ...

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Idaho midwives reach $5M deal in malpractice case at Meridian birthing center (access required)

Two midwives have agreed to a $5 million settlement with a couple who sued them for medical malpractice after their baby suffered permanent brain damage, an attorney said April 23. Coleen Goodwin and her daughter, Jerusha Goodwin, reached the agreement ...

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