Idaho News

Idaho’s High Court Considering Defamation by Inference Suit

The Idaho Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied, but didn’t outright say, something defamatory. The issue arose in a lawsuit brought last year …

Work Begins to Reopen Idaho Mine Following Settlement

A northern Idaho mine could be put back into operation following the settlement of a federal lawsuit against the mine’s owner. The Spokesman-Review reported a settlement agreement was filed Monday in federal court in Boise that aims to resolve environmental …

Idaho Ban on Secret Farm Videos Voided by Court

A federal appeals court has declared unconstitutional Idaho’s bans on shooting secret videos and lying to enter factory farms to expose animal abuse, but revived other parts of the state’s law to curb undercover probes into the practice. The decision …

Idaho Governor Urges End to Sexual Harassment Amid Lawsuits

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and First Lady Lori Otter are working to bring awareness to stop sexual assault and harassment and are encouraging Idahoans to also step up in their efforts. The governor’s tweeted statement highlighted the popular “me too” …

Flooding Overwhelming Central Idaho Neighborhoods

City officials in central Idaho are warning residents to prepare for more flooding as muddy water continues to overwhelm neighborhoods in Ketchum and Bellevue. Blaine County Disaster Services Coordinator Chris Corwin says the worst of the flooding is yet to …

Idaho Governor Issues Warnings over Potential Flood Disasters

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says residents facing possible flooding in some areas of the state aren’t taking what he calls a potential disaster seriously. About a dozen state and federal officials at a news conference Wednesday in Boise described …

River in Idaho Rising Along With Flood Insurance Policy Sales

Federal officials say the Boise River in Idaho that’s already past flood stage will be raised again as flood insurance sales spike in the region. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that the river …

Report: Deportations Under Trump Could Hit 1 in 4 Idaho Ag Workers

What would happen to an industry that loses one-fourth or more of its employee base? Idaho’s agriculture industry, and particularly its farming sector, might run head-on into that hypothetical question if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on a pledge to …

Judge Awards $1.9M to Medical Clinic Whistleblower in Pacific Northwest

The former chief financial officer of a chain of medical clinics in Washington and Idaho has been awarded $1.9 million after claiming he was fired for refusing to file fabricated financial reports. Gregg Becker was the CFO of Rockwood Clinic, …

Idaho French Fry Maker in a Twist over Alleged Fry Design Infringement

Two major french fry producers are facing a court battle over a new twisty fry design. The Times-News reported the J.R. Simplot company of Boise, Idaho filed a patent infringement lawsuit against McCain Foods in U.S. District Court, claiming the …