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Hospital claims conspiracy by Bingham County officials (access required)

Officials at Bingham Memorial Hospital in eastern Idaho have filed a tort claim against two Bingham County officials, contending they conspired to oust six hospital administrators and certain hospital board members. Hospital officials say the negative publicity generated by County ...

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Bankrupt Nampa broker sentenced to prison (access required)

A former Nampa real estate broker who pleaded guilty to grand theft rather than face trial on allegations he took more than $400,000 from business clients has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Jerry Gunstream, 62, was sentenced June ...

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Fight over sheep continues in Idaho federal court (access required)

With domestic sheep due to be released on rangeland near Idaho’s Hell’s Canyon next month, the U.S. Forest Service and environmentalists are back in federal court this week to argue over whether the grazing plan is legal. A hearing June ...

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Court sides with AP, news groups over execution

Prison officials say they’ll work to carry out an execution this week as scheduled, after an appeals court sided with The Associated Press and other news organizations in ruling that witnesses should have full viewing access to a convicted killer’s ...

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Federal judge halts eastern Idaho logging project

A federal judge has halted a 7,000-acre eastern Idaho logging project in potential lynx habitat near Yellowstone National Park after finding the U.S. Forest Service failed to follow federal laws intended to safeguard the environment. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy ...

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Albertsons to lay off up to 2,500 employees in California, Nevada

Albertsons will lay off as many as 2,500 employees at 247 Southern California and southern Nevada supermarkets beginning June 17, the supermarket chain announced June 6. The move does not affect parent company SuperValu’s Intermountain West Division based in Boise. ...

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News groups denied injunction in execution case

A federal judge on June 5 denied a petition from The Associated Press and 16 other news groups that want a court to strike down Idaho’s policy restricting full access to executions. The news organizations filed a lawsuit last month ...

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Bank of America begins dismantling Tamarack lift

Just seven years after helping install the one-mile-long Wildwood Express at Tamarack Resort, Paul Johnston is now pulling the $4 million high-speed chairlift off the mountain, the latest victim in the Idaho vacation getaway’s financial collapse. Bank of America’s leasing ...

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Judge considers Idaho anonymous comments lawsuit

A lawyer for a newspaper website argued June 1 that people should be allowed to post anonymous comments on its blogs without fear of being identified and then sued. But a Republican political leader in northern Idaho, who is seeking ...

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N. Idaho lawmaker wants tougher action on mussels

North Idaho Rep. Eric Anderson’s nightmare involves invasive quagga and zebra mussels slipping into Idaho’s waterways and altering the very nature of the state. “It scares me, it really does scare me,” said Anderson, R-Priest Lake. He was a featured ...

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