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Broadband settlement originally slated for $7.2 million 

Idaho officials originally agreed to pay $7.2 million in a settlement over an illegal statewide contract that provided broadband in public schools. However, a March ruling from the Idaho Supreme Court halted settlement talks after justices upheld a lower court's ruling deeming the $60 million contract was illegal. According to a draft settlement...

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The Constitutional Defense Council, including Gov. Butch Otter, center, and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, at left of Otter, meets on Wednesday; House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill participated by phone. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Idaho pays up after failed defense of anti-union law 

Here’s my full story on the 4-0 Constitutional Defense Council vote today to pay $280,000 in attorney fees to a group of unions who successfully challenged an anti-union bill that Idaho lawmakers passed in 2011. James Piotrowski, attorney for the unions, said, “I personally told the Legislature back in 2011 that we would challenge this...

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Homeowners say woman occupying house has moved out

Authorities say an Idaho woman living in a couple's vacant home without their permission has agreed to move out. Nampa Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tim Riha says the 46-year-old claims she signed a lease and paid $1,500 to someone to rent the house. Homeowners Brian and Renae Prindle say they don't know that person and were not renting...

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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016

Idaho cheesemaker cleans up at Wisconsin competition

Take that, Wisconsin! Glanbia Cheese reports today that together with partner Southwest Cheese, the cheesemaker “swept the boards” at the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin last week, bringing home a record-breaking 18 medals, including six gold, eight silver and four bronze. That includes a gold medal in Monterey Jack & Walnut...

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