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Work advances on state government center in west Boise (access required)

Idaho state lawmakers decided two years ago to buy the former Hewlett-Packard campus in West Boise and make it a center for state offices, but so far no state agencies have moved in. Construction is underway, however, and the first ...

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Group cites central Idaho mine pollution in lawsuit (access required)

An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending state officials are violating federal law by failing to prevent toxic discharge from the abandoned Triumph Mine in central Idaho. The Idaho Conservation League in the lawsuit filed last month says ...

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Idaho high court considers ‘defamation by inference’ lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied — but didn’t outright say — something defamatory. The issue arose in a lawsuit brought ...

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Idaho governor appoints John Judge as district judge (access required)

Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter has appointed a magistrate from Moscow, Idaho to the Second Judicial District judgeship. Otter on Wednesday appointed John C. Judge to the position left vacant by the recent appointment of Judge John Stegner to ...

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Proposed Lochsa River designation draws strong opposition (access required)

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Residents fear that agencies will have more authority over a northern Idaho river if it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A majority of people who attended a Wednesday meeting in Grangeville voiced ...

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Idaho: Federal judge erred scrapping forced oil leases (access required)

A U.S. District Court judge made a legal error, Idaho officials say, and should reverse his ruling that Idaho violated the U.S. Constitution by forcing several landowners to sell their natural gas and oil to a Texas company. The Idaho ...

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With autonomous vehicles, security is a looming concern (access required)

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After the most recent hearing of the state’s autonomous vehicles committee, which focused on security, attendees were frightened. “The consensus is, this is pretty scary stuff,” summarized Brian Ness, director of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), after hearing from each ...

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