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Idaho court rejects PTSD appeal in fryer accident

A former Idaho cook who tripped and fell into a deep fat fryer can’t claim worker’s compensation for psychological trauma he claims to have suffered, Idaho Supreme Court justices ruled. Matthew Mazzone, now 36, was working at a Texas Roadhouse ...

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Clinic appeals decision to end Medicaid payments

An Eastern Idaho mental health clinic that was suspended from getting Medicaid payments in March filed an appeal late April 24 contesting the state Department of Health and Welfare’s decision to revoke its Medicaid provider status. Health and Welfare spokesman ...

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Idaho, prison medical firm at odds over contract

Idaho’s prison system will increase payments to its medical and mental health care provider by hundreds of thousands of dollars after the company demanded a raise. However, the Idaho Department of Correction said it will only extend its $27 million ...

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Idaho: No plan to shift part-timers to exchange

Idaho government officials haven’t discussed mimicking Washington lawmakers who are considering shifting part-time state employees who work less than 30 hours a week to insurance exchanges. The Legislature in Idaho just passed the exchange only a month ago, and Department ...

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Forest project mixes jobs, restoration, timber cut

The U.S. Forest Service has released a draft impact statement for a restoration project in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in northern Idaho intended to make the forest more resistant to fire, insects, disease and climate change. The recently released ...

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Pocatello rejects protection for gays, lesbians

The Pocatello City Council on April 18 narrowly rejected an ordinance intended to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination, bucking the direction set by three other Idaho cities that have recently passed antidiscrimination ordinances for sexual orientation. ...

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Jury convicts former Tamarack suitor of wire fraud

An Idaho man once entrusted to oversee retirement accounts has been convicted of wire fraud for raiding those funds and using the money to enrich himself and help finance his scheme to acquire the failed Tamarack Resort. A federal jury ...

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Rising costs weigh on US homebuilder confidence

U.S. homebuilders are concerned that limited land and rising costs for building materials and labor will slow sales in the short term. Still, their outlook for sales over the next six months has climbed to the highest level in more ...

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Republican money backs immigration push

As Congress readies for a drawn-out immigration debate, an expanding network of Republican fundraisers is pressing for a path to legal status for millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally. Business leaders and donors who raised tens of ...

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