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Easterday bet the farm and lost: Idaho operation part of lawsuit

In the Tri-Cities region of rural Washington, many in the ranching business call it Cattlegate, a multiyear saga of fraud involving over 200,000 fictitious cattle sold to Big-Four meat packer Tyson. The losses were so huge that Tyson had to ...

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Groups file new lawsuit to stop Idaho gold mine drilling (access required)

The area where Excellon Resources will continue its mining exploration of the Western Centennial Mountains. Photo courtesy of Excellon Resources.

The U.S. Forest Service violated environmental laws in approving exploratory drilling by a Canadian company hoping to build a gold mine in Idaho west of Yellowstone National Park, two environmental groups said. The Idaho Conservation League and Greater Yellowstone Coalition ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ City of Boise joins HUD’s House America Initiative to address homelessness (access required)

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean joined U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Margaret Solle Salazar Tuesday to announce that Boise has joined House America: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis. House America is a national ...

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Sen. Crapo discusses ongoing legislative action on health care, housing, more in town hall meeting (access required)

Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, responded to questions from callers across Idaho regarding their current financial and legislative concerns. Retirement savings, affordable health care and affordable housing were among the key topics discussed during the May 24 AARP-hosted call-in town hall. ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Idaho AG announces settlement with northern Idaho contractor (access required)

Attorney General (AG) Lawrence Wasden recently announced a settlement with Coeur d’Alene contractor Alexander Welstad and his company NAA Partners. Wasden stated in a press release that the AG’s office received 17 complaints over four months, alleging over $790,ooo in ...

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Idaho’s $483M opioid problem (access required)

Other than real physiological pain, few things hurt as bad as a hit to the pocketbook. This is why the 23.9% increase in Idaho drug overdose deaths for 2021 compared to 2020 should be something that concerns every person who ...

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Idaho’s COVID-19 legal complaints (access required)

To date, there have been 15,949 COVID-19 related legal complaints filed in the United States since Jan. 30, 2020, through May 19, 2022. The number of complaints filed in Idaho during that same period: 65. That’s a per capita rate ...

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