Idaho News

President Signs Disaster Declaration Following Idaho Windstorm

President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Idaho due to a powerful windstorm in the northern part of the state in November and ordered federal aid. The money can be used by state, tribal, local governments and some private …

Idaho Shop Owner Ordered to Pay 100K to Worker Fired After Safety Report

A judge ordered a northern Idaho gas station owner to pay $100,000 to a former employee who was fired after reporting safety violations, including exposed wiring near water leaks and a lack of first aid equipment. U.S. District Judge B. …

Idaho Workers’ Comp Rates to Increase Slightly For 2016

The Idaho Department of Insurance has received a proposal for an overall rate increase of 0.2 percent to workers’ compensation insurance for 2016 by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. NCCI collects information about the workers’ compensation system in Idaho …

Lawsuit over Beer Cup at Idaho Arena Moves Forward, Fraud Claims Dropped

An Idaho judge has tossed out portions of a lawsuit against the owner of a Boise area, where a handful of hockey fans contend they were victims of a beer scam. According to KBOI-TV, Ada County Judge Deborah A. Bail …

Idaho Court Allows Boy Scout Suit to Move Forward

Idaho’s highest court has ruled that the 16 men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by scout leaders in Idaho filed their lawsuit on time against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of …

Wildfire Threatens Idaho Town, Evacuations Ordered

Residents in west-central Idaho near the town of Riggins were told to flee due to a wildfire that expanded to 40 square miles Thursday, an 11-square-mile jump. Fire managers say the fire made runs through the tops of trees and had …

Family of Boy Hit by School Bus Files Claim against Idaho District

The family of a Nampa, Idaho grade school student who was hit by a bus in March has filed a claim against the city and others. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that the family of 7-year-old Connor Wright filed a tort …

Idaho Man Gets Settlement from Trademark Issue Over Walmart Shirt

A man in east Idaho is getting a settlement from the company that used his American Built trademark on 88,000 shirts sold in Walmart stores. KPVI-TV reported the undisclosed settlement was reached out of court and is going to Nicholas …

Cameron Named Idaho Department of Insurance Chief

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed state Sen. Dean Cameron of Rupert to oversee the Idaho Department of Insurance. Otter announced that the 13-term Republican lawmaker will be the new director effective June 15. Cameron is co-chair of the Joint …

Idaho Woman Sues Red Robin, Alleging Her Firing Was For Opposing Racism

A northern Idaho woman is suing the national restaurant chain Red Robin in federal court because she says she was fired for complaining about racist hiring practices. Stacie Ward of Post Falls filed the whistleblower lawsuit on Tuesday, contending that …