Idaho News

Parts of Nevada, Utah, Idaho Declared Drought Disaster

The U.S. Agriculture Department has declared two northeast Nevada counties natural disaster areas due to the lingering drought with an emergency order that also makes emergency low-interest loans available to farmers, ranchers and businesses in parts of neighboring Idaho and …

Idaho Man Sentenced For Insurance Fraud Against Progressive

An Idaho Falls, Idaho man has been sentenced for filing false car insurance claims. The Idaho Attorney General’s Office says Robert C. MacNeilage was sentenced last week to an intensive treatment and education program at a minimum-security prison, with an underlying …

Idaho Panel Clears Bill to Ease Restrictions on Uber

A bill that would allow the popular ridesharing company Uber to bypass local city ordinances and operate how it wants in Idaho is headed to the House floor. The House Transportation and Defense Committee endorsed the proposal this week, despite …

Idaho Lawmakers Take Up Guidelines For Driverless Cars

Idaho citizens could soon be sharing the road with driverless cars. A Senate panel considered a bill earlier this week that would allow companies to test self-driving cars on Idaho highways. Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Sen. Bert Brackett says the plan’s …

Operations In Boise, Idaho Suspended by Uber After Impasse

Uber said on it was suspending its operations in Boise, Idaho, after reaching an impasse in negotiations with city leaders over new regulations. “Steep and growing costs that come from offering thousands of free rides combined with unworkable and onerous …

Report: Wildfire Risk to Homes in West Tops $237B

In the Western U.S. there are nearly 900,000 homes representing an estimated reconstruction cost of more than $237 billion considered at “very high” or “high” risk from wildfires, a report issued today shows. CoreLogic’s Wildfire Risk analysis is the latest of …

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 …