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Wasden files in district court over cabin rents

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has filed a motion in district court to block a new rental policy for homes on hundreds of state-owned lake shore sites in northern Idaho. A district judge has scheduled a hearing on Wasden’s motion for ...

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Tamarack battles to stay out of liquidation

Lawyers for a Swiss bank that leads lenders owed millions by Tamarack Resort were in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday, trying to convince a judge to move the beleaguered vacation getaway out of a reorganization and into liquidation. Credit Suisse ...

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Idaho nuclear cleanup contractor to cut 600 jobs

A cleanup contractor at the Idaho National Laboratory in the eastern Idaho desert has announced plans to lay off about 600 workers, about 35 percent of its work force. Officials with CH2M-WG Idaho on Thursday announced that the workers will ...

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Government settles E. Idaho health care fraud case

Federal prosecutors say they have reached a $2.4 million settlement in a health care fraud case involving two speech therapists from eastern Idaho. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the deal reached last week with Matthew Stevens, Michelle Dahlberg and their ...

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High court dismisses Wasden’s suit

The Idaho Supreme Court has dismissed Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s challenge of a new rental policy for hundreds of state-owned lakeshore lots. Wasden’s lawsuit sought to block the state from using a new formula approved by the state Land Board ...

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FBI probe begins into Idaho prison operator

Prison surveillance cameras in Idaho have captured footage of one inmate beating another prisoner, while guards looked on, AP news agency has reported. The man being attacked, Hanni Elabed, appears to bang on a guard station window for help, the ...

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Business teacher from Rigby named Idaho teacher of the year

A teacher from Rigby in eastern Idaho has been named the state’s 2011 Idaho Teacher of the Year. Stefani S. Cook is a business education teacher at Rigby High School. Public schools chief Tom Luna announced her selection Nov. 29. ...

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Tamarack owner: Credit Suisse motives ‘senseless’

Tamarack Resort’s owner contends Credit Suisse Group’s effort to halt bankruptcy reorganization heightens the threat that the failed Idaho ski-and-golf development will be sold in pieces. In his 22-page court filing Monday, Jean-Pierre Boespflug accused the Zurich-based bank of trying ...

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