Articles by Rebecca Boone

Associated Press

Nursing Homes Account for 60% of Idaho’s COVID-19 Fatalities

More than 60% of Idaho’s coronavirus-related deaths are among residents of long-term care facilities like nursing homes, according to numbers released by the state on Friday. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said that so far 25 long-term care …

‘I Heard the Roar’: Idaho Hit with 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake struck north of Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centered 73 miles northeast of Meridian, …

Defamation Can Be Implied in Idaho, High Court Rules

The Idaho Supreme Court says individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied – but didn’t outright say – something defamatory. The ruling was handed down this week in a lawsuit brought by former teacher James Verity …

Idaho Investment Firm at Heart of Trade-Secret Lawsuit

An Idaho-based software company is being sued after it hired two former employees from another company. The lawsuit, brought by SS&C Technologies Inc. against Clearwater Analytics and former SS&C employee Bradley Rossa in Illinois state court, focuses on common and …

Idaho Women Sue Doctor over Counterfeit Implant Claim

Four women are suing a southern Idaho doctor because they say they were given counterfeit breast implants and knock-off Botox without their knowledge. The women filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on last week, contending that Dr. Temp Patterson, …

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. …

Asbestos Complaint Forces Idaho Agency to Pay $56,000

The Environmental Protection Agency says Idaho inmates were exposed to asbestos when they were sent to work at an Idaho Transportation Department maintenance shop without proper training or equipment. The federal agency announced Tuesday that the Idaho Transportation Department has …

Idaho Hockey Fans Sue over Arena’s Large-Small Beers

A handful of Idaho hockey fans sued a Boise arena on Tuesday, saying they were duped into thinking a $7 beer contains more brew than a $4 beer. The lawsuit says CenturyLink Arena, home of the Idaho Steelheads hockey team, …

Idaho Senate Panel Passes Sobriety Testing Bill

A bill that would allow Idaho judges to require alcohol breath testing twice a day for some probationers is headed to the full Senate. The bill sponsored Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, gives counties the option to take part in …

Idaho Man Sues Experian, Says Credit Report Wrong

Jose Luis Calderon says he had the cash to buy a car, but he decided to get an auto loan so he could build up a credit history. It wasn’t until he was turned down that the 27-year-old Nampa man …