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Judge allows St. Luke’s to go ahead with Saltzer acquisition (access required)

A federal judge ruled Dec. 20 that St. Luke’s Health System could go forward with its acquisition of Nampa’s Saltzer Medical Group, at least for now. Judge B. Lynn Winmill did not grant a temporary injunction that would have postponed ...

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Boise energy company infighting leads to company’s demise, lawsuit

An energy-efficient lighting startup in Boise imploded in less than two years, and a contentious falling-out among partners has led to a lawsuit. Viridis Energy Solutions was set up in 2010 to provide lighting that would reduce energy costs for ...

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Developer sues HOA in Eagle that it created (access required)

A housing developer is suing the homeowners association it created, the result of a contentious fight over water in the Two Rivers development in Eagle. The T.R. Company sued Nov. 21 in Ada County district court, asking that Two Rivers ...

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Landowners sue to take back parts of Grays Lake Refuge (access required)

Seven individuals and corporations have sued the federal government in an attempt to take back thousands of acres that make up the core of Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge, located 27 miles northeast of Soda Springs on the ...

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Cattle industry groups duke it out for lien supremacy (access required)

An upcoming Idaho Supreme Court decision has large stakes for cattle owners, banks and feed producers, who find themselves pitted against one another over liens on livestock. The Supreme Court, hearing an appeal from a Twin Falls County district court ...

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Wrongful death suit filed against Idaho veterans retirement home (access required)

The family of a man who was allegedly wrongly injected with morphine is suing the Idaho State Veterans Homes and a nurse provider for negligence in his death.Sherman Day was living in the Boise veteran home in January 2012 when ...

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St. Luke’s defends its planned acquisition of Saltzer (access required)

The Treasure Valley’s two major health providers have finished filing federal court paperwork in anticipation of a judge’s coming decision on whether to temporarily halt St. Luke’s Health System’s planned acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group in Nampa. A hearing is ...

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R.C. Willey in court over sales tax dispute with state (access required)

Retailer R.C. Willey  Home Furnishings is taking the Idaho State Tax Commission to court in a disagreement over how the company computes sales tax for its financed customers. The dispute arose after a tax commission audit found that R.C. Willey ...

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Parkcenter development a thorny issue for residents (access required)

Residents in southeast Boise are putting up fierce resistance to a planned apartment complex on Parkcenter Boulevard, a project they say doesn’t fit the neighborhood. But the developer and Boise City Council have disagreed, with the latter approving the 287-apartment ...

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Contractor allegedly charged inflated prices to school district (access required)

A contractor artificially inflated costs to increase its profit margin while installing geothermal systems for Blaine County School District, according to an internal email circulated by contractor employees. McKinstry Essention, a full-service contractor hired to design, install and maintain geothermal ...

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