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Private prison company CCA in contempt of court

The nation’s largest private prison company is being held in contempt of court by a federal judge for chronic understaffing at an Idaho prison. U.S. District Judge David Carter made the ruling against the Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America ...

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Flights between Nampa and Idaho Falls, Pocatello to launch in October (access required)

An executive air charter service will start offering direct flights between Nampa and Eastern Idaho on Oct. 8. AvCenter, based in Pocatello with a fixed base operator in Nampa, is planning to offer roundtrip flights between Pocatello and Idaho Falls ...

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Fate of air traffic control towers is still up in the air (access required)

Plans by the Federal Aviation Administration to close four Idaho air traffic control towers earlier this year didn’t come to pass, but uncertainty in the federal government’s budgeting process is leaving the fate of those towers up in the air. ...

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Phone privacy inches toward U.S. Supreme Court (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon address an issue it has carefully avoided until now: how much privacy Americans enjoy regarding their cellphones. With 4G speed, the issue is on its way to the Supremes – “probably this upcoming term,” ...

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Humane Society investigating Idaho Aquarium

The Idaho Humane Society said Sept. 10 it is investigating complaints of poor animal care at the Idaho Aquarium in Boise. Veterinarian and Idaho Humane Society CEO Jeff Rosenthal said the organization launched an investigation Sept. 9 after three people ...

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Workplace deaths show steep drop in Idaho (access required)

Workplace deaths dropped by half last year in Idaho. Statistics show the largest reduction was in transportation-related fatalities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in August released preliminary results of its 2012 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, which showed 18 ...

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Simplot, Idaho Power disagree on price for distribution facilities (access required)

The J. R. Simplot Company is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to set the price for some power distributing facilities the company wants to buy from Idaho Power. Simplot and Idaho Power have discussed selling the equipment, which is ...

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Attorneys lay out immigration reform wish list (access required)

When congressional lawmakers return from the summer recess on Sept. 9, they could decide to take up an issue that has stalled in Washington for decades: immigration reform. Although the momentum that existed earlier this year among lawmakers of both ...

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