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Eye On Boise lawsuit archive

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28, 2018

Justice Department, Potlatch agree on Superfund settlement

A Washington state company with land holdings in Idaho will pay $6 million in a settlement with the federal government over the cleanup of a northern Idaho Superfund site. Potlatch Corporation and its subsidiary, Potlatch Land & Lumber, signed an agreement in early February with the Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 19, 2018

THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 2018

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6, 2017

 In this Jan. 14, 1995, file photo, a wolf leaps across a road into the wilds of Central Idaho. Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, requested a stay of the judgment in U.S. District Court in Idaho pending an appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (AP/File / Douglas Pizac)

Idaho fighting order to destroy wilderness wolf, elk data

Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore on Tuesday requested a stay of the judgment in U.S. District Court in Idaho...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29, 2017

Ruling preventing Idaho horse herd sterilization is appealed

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is appealing a federal court ruling preventing the sterilizing of a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho that opponents of the plan fear could set a precedent. The notice filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Idaho challenges a ruling in September ordering the BLM to revise its 2015 plan. The plan calls...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 21, 2017

TUESDAY, NOV. 14, 2017

Idaho agency denies sex discrimination lawsuit allegations

A federal judge should dismiss a sex discrimination lawsuit and not allow as evidence any recordings made by a former employee intended to prove her claims, an Idaho state agency says. The 8-page document filed Monday in U.S. District Court by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game also asks that it be awarded attorney fees. The lawsuit filed...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 31, 2017

Judge OKs sales of children's book focusing on Idaho artist

A children’s fictional biography of a self-taught Idaho artist whose work appears in museums around the world went on sale Tuesday after a federal judge ruled the author likely didn't violate copyright laws. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill on Monday ruled that Allen Say's "Silent Days, Silent Dreams" is not likely to infringe...

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MONDAY, OCT. 30, 2017

FRIDAY, OCT. 20, 2017

THURSDAY, OCT. 19, 2017

TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2017

FRIDAY, OCT. 13, 2017

Idaho deputies who shot, killed rancher face lawsuit

The family of an Idaho rancher who was fatally shot by two deputies has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Jack Yantis was killed two years ago after one of his bulls was hit by a car and deputies shot the animal. Yantis arrived with a rifle just as deputies decided to put down the animal. Authorities have said there was an altercation...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 5, 2017

MONDAY, SEPT. 18, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017

Lawsuit: Idaho oil and gas rules violate landowner rights

A watchdog group and four southwest Idaho landowners have filed a federal lawsuit against Idaho officials contending a state-approved process forcing them to sell their natural gas and oil violates the U.S. Constitution, the AP reports. The lawsuit filed late last month names Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz and...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017


FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017


Idaho officials say claims exaggerated in prison lawsuit

Attorneys for the Idaho Department of Correction say inmates exaggerated problems with the prison medical care system and waited too long to complain, and as a result prison officials shouldn't be held in contempt of court for violating a settlement in a decades-old class action lawsuit. The court documents were filed late last week...

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FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017


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