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Court sides with AP, news groups over execution

Prison officials say they’ll work to carry out an execution this week as scheduled, after an appeals court sided with The Associated Press and other news organizations in ruling that witnesses should have full viewing access to a convicted killer’s ...

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Associated Taxpayers of Idaho’s Nelson to retire (access required)

Associated Taxpayers of Idaho President Randy Nelson plans to retire this summer. He’s aiming for the end of July but will stay longer if needed as the ATI board brings in a replacement, he said. First, he must finish the ...

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Federal judge halts eastern Idaho logging project

A federal judge has halted a 7,000-acre eastern Idaho logging project in potential lynx habitat near Yellowstone National Park after finding the U.S. Forest Service failed to follow federal laws intended to safeguard the environment. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy ...

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Idahoans can special order Five Wives Vodka

After receiving a threatening letter from a George Washington University law school professor on behalf of a Utah distillery, the Idaho State Liquor Division will allow for special orders of a vodka it previously said could offend some Idahoans. “In ...

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Judge considers Idaho anonymous comments lawsuit

A lawyer for a newspaper website argued June 1 that people should be allowed to post anonymous comments on its blogs without fear of being identified and then sued. But a Republican political leader in northern Idaho, who is seeking ...

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CdA recall supporters have signatures and a deadline (access required)

Supporters of an effort to recall the Coeur d’Alene mayor and three city council members are closing in on a deadline to collect signatures. Recall supporters say they have more than the 4,311 signatures needed to put the measure on ...

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Transgender ruling could open door to gay bias claims (access required)

A recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling could lead to bias claims from more transgendered and gay workers under Title VII . “This decision has confirmed the trend that we have seen in the courts, which is that there is ...

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Retirees battle Idaho use tax on firefighting plane business (access required)

Mike Walker and his wife sold their Wyoming business and barely had a chance to start enjoying retirement when they got a serious case of sticker shock. The Walkers, and their former company Spur Aviation Services, were hit with a ...

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Mediation ordered in Idaho execution policy suit

A federal judge has ordered mediation talks between Idaho prison officials and more than a dozen news organizations that are challenging a policy that limits public access to lethal injection executions. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge handed down the ...

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