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SEC: Freeze ID company’s assets; DOJ starts probe

Securities and Exchange Commission lawyers want a federal judge to again freeze assets of a would-be Idaho nuclear power plant developer, saying its founder hid use of the company’s dwindling cash for a phony investment scheme. Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. ...

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Idaho not alone in eyeing campaign disclosure law

The idea seemed simple: Create a nonprofit, collect cash and send more than $200,000 for TV ads promoting an education overhaul by schools chief Tom Luna. The advantage for camera-shy donors was anonymity because such a 501(c)4 nonprofit can shield ...

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Lawyer: Send Idaho disclosure case to fed court

A group seeking to avoid being forced to reveal donors whose $200,000 financed TV ads promoting public schools chief Tom Luna’s education overhaul filed a request Oct. 25 to move the case to federal court. The effort by Education Voters ...

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Lawyers for homeless shelter seek almost $2M

The city of Boise could see its tab for losing a lawsuit over housing for the homeless climb from $1 million to nearly $3 million once attorneys’ fees and costs are added. A federal jury ordered the city to pay ...

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Idaho wind developer’s woes mount with lawsuit

Legal challenges facing an Idaho wind energy company are mounting, after a contractor building one of its projects in Minnesota went to court asking a judge to hand over control. Fagan Inc. says it’s entitled to ownership of the 18-turbine ...

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With contract signed, focus now turns to funding

Now that state officials have signed a $180 million deal to put laptop computers in the hands of Idaho high school students and teachers, the challenge facing lawmakers when they come to Boise in January may be finding the cash ...

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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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