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Idaho inmates: Prison violations led to amputations, death

UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 8:31 P.M.

Inmates walk to the dinning hall from their cell block at the Idaho State Correctional Institution outside Boise, Idaho, in 2015. Idaho inmates are asking a federal judge to hold the state in contempt after they say prison officials repeatedly violated a settlement plan in a long-running lawsuit over health care, leading to serious injuries and even the deaths of some prisoners. (Charlie Litchfield / ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Idaho inmates are asking a federal judge to penalize the state after saying prison officials repeatedly violated a settlement plan in a long-running lawsuit over health care, leading to amputations and other serious injuries and even some prisoners’ deaths.

Snowmelt, unstable ground leads to northern Idaho mudslides

UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 9:33 P.M.

In this file photo against a backdrop of Lake Pend Oreille, an employee of the Sandpoint City Works Dept. runs his loader back and forth along Sandpoint's City Beach Wednesday to replace sand that was washed away by flood events, mainly in 1996 and 1997, and has been retrieved from nearby sand bars and piled onto the shoreline, where it will be sculpted into sloping beach by rising water levels in the spring. (File photo / Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman Review)
SANDPOINT – Mud, unstable ground and debris are causing major issues for roads and homes in North Idaho. Bonner County crews are working to clear multiple roads damaged by mudslides in recent weeks, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported.

Idaho unemployment remains at 3.6 percent

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 12:52 P.M.

Idaho’s unemployment held steady in February at 3.6 percent while the state led the nation in job growth for the sixth consecutive month.

Teacher accused of having sex with student heads to trial

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 1:52 P.M.

A former high school teacher in Idaho will stand trial for having sex with a former student. Nichole Thiel was bound over to district court on Wednesday after the victim testified that the two had sex, The Bonner County Daily Bee reported.

Teen fight videos surface on social media

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:37 A.M.

Videos posted to social media sites showing fights involving teenagers from area schools have raised questions about what consequences – if any – the teens in the videos or the people who made and posted the videos should face.

University of Idaho law professor tackles the problem of political gerrymandering

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:35 A.M.

Cases of political gerrymandering, or the manipulation of electoral district boundaries for political gain, have been occurring domestically almost since the United States declared its independence from England, according to Benjamin Cover, a visiting associate professor at the University of Idaho College of Law.

Idaho Senate spikes transportation funding plan

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:09 P.M.

The Idaho Senate on Wednesday killed a roughly $320 million transportation funding plan, effectively squashing hope of passing any significant funding proposal to repair the state’s crumbling roads and bridges before the end of the session.

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