Idaho News

Rock Slides, but no Injuries From 4.9M Idaho Earthquake

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake in a remote Idaho county triggered rock slides that blocked some road lanes Saturday but did not cause any major damage or injuries. Hours later around midnight, quakes of magnitude 4.0 and 3.6 struck in the …

Idaho City Issues Cease and Desist Letter to Uber

Boise, Idaho officials say Uber ignored its promise to not charge for driver services within city limits while negotiating an operating agreement for the rideshare company. The city sent Uber a cease and desist letter Wednesday morning – the same …

Whistleblower on Idaho School District Gets $160K Settlement

A former accountant for the Nampa School District in Idaho is being paid $160,000 in a settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit she filed nearly three years ago. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that Danielle Sisayaket claimed she was fired because she spoke …

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

Idaho Company Sues Over Damaged Fries

Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. has filed a lawsuit against a railway company after a large freight carrying french fries traveling to Georgia spoiled because it wasn’t properly sealed. According to the lawsuit, the company paid BNSF Railway Co. more than …

Idahoans to See Slight Reduction in Workers’ Comp Rates in 2015

The Idaho Department of Insurance this week announced Idaho’s overall workers’ compensation premium rates will be reduced by an average of 0.2 percent for 2015. “This slight rate decrease is an indicator of the stability of workers’ compensation coverage in …

Idaho Fitness Company Sued by State

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has filed a lawsuit against a southwest Idaho fitness company. Wasden contends in the lawsuit filed in Ada County District Court that Body Renew Fitness & Tanning and owner Dakota Routh charged customers for memberships …

With $100M In Crop Losses USDA Grants Eight Idaho Counties Disaster Status

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted disaster area status to eight counties in central and eastern Idaho, clearing the way for farms to receive low-interest loans for operating costs. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack made the declaration for Bonneville, Jefferson, …

Idaho Dairy Explosion Kills Worker

A south-central Idaho man has died in an explosion at a dairy. Authorities tell The Times-News the explosion occurred at about 6 a.m. Monday as 30-year-old Dayne A. Hansen of Rupert did welding work on a trailer. Minidoka County Sheriff …

Barley Crops In Montana, Idaho Rain Damaged

That rain on the plain that saturated Montana’s malt barley crop in late August could be tears in the beer of American brewers in 2015. Heavy late-August rains have damaged crops in the nation’s largest malt-barley producing states, Montana and …