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Idaho Power to pay $1.1 million fine over Clean Water Act, state permitting violations

UPDATED: Fri., July 1, 2022

Idaho Power will pay nearly $1.1 million in fines after Clean Water Act permitting violations at multiple Snake River hydroelectric facilities, according to a news release from Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality. Idaho Power earlier this year voluntarily submitted a document to the department that detailed oil and gas discharges, temperatures, pH data and other information at ...

News >  Pacific NW

Complaint alleges Idaho county officials violated open meeting law with land use workshop

UPDATED: Wed., June 22, 2022

An Idaho prosecutor is investigating after a watchdog group alleged that Custer County commissioners violated the state’s opening meeting law by having an event with a group known for anti-public lands stances. Accountable.US, a Washington, D.C.-based organization, sent a letter this week to Custer County Prosecuting Attorney Justin Oleson asking him to investigate a gathering held May 5. In ...
News >  Idaho

Incumbents cast out in Kootenai County primary election that backed further right candidates

UPDATED: Wed., May 18, 2022

The entire slate of candidates endorsed by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee appeared headed for primary victories, and thus likely election in November, in solidly red North Idaho. That includes a primary defeat for incumbent Kootenai County Commissioner Chris Fillios, who'd been involved with a public spat against the central committee over comments made to a Democratic group in 2020. 

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