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State agrees to penitentiary improvements for inmates with mental health needs

Department of Corrections will spend $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the rights of inmates with mental health needs at the state penitentiary in Walla Walla.


Judge reverses jury’s decision regarding massive Christmas display in Hayden

A court decision that should have netted North Idaho couple Jeremy and Kristy Morris $75,000 after a jury found a Hayden homeowner’s association engaged in religious discrimination is looking a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Jury awards $75,000 to Hayden couple in ‘war on Christmas’ lawsuit

A North Idaho jury awarded a Hayden-area couple $75,000 last week, ruling a homeowners association was guilty of religious discrimination in a story billed as a “war on Christmas” by …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018

Federal judge: Spokane’s handling of former police Chief Frank Straub’s dismissal ‘a hot mess’

Hearing oral arguments in an appeal of the former police Chief Frank Straub’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the city on Friday, Judge Jay Bybee said officials bungled the dismissal that …


S. Idaho school district sued after reported student rape

The family of a 13-year-old girl has filed a federal lawsuit against a south-central Idaho school district that says school officials told the girl she couldn’t remain at the school …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017

Washington joins another suit against Trump administration, challenges coal leasing order

Washington sues Trump Administration over coal mining on federal lands.


Lawsuit challenges cancellation of Montana oil, gas leases

An oil and gas company president has filed a lawsuit over the cancellation of an oil and gas lease in a wilderness area bordering Glacier National Park in Montana.


Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

Federal regulators are suing to stop two major health insurance mergers because they say the deals will increase health care costs for Americans and lower the quality of care they …


Home Depot: U.S. credit card firms slow to upgrade security

Visa and MasterCard are using security measures prone to fraud, putting retailers and customers at risk of hacking attacks by cyber thieves, The Home Depot Inc. says in a new …


Settlement could cost county $375,000

Spokane County commissioners are being asked to approve a $375,000 settlement with a former licensing subagent whose contract was revoked by Auditor Vicky Dalton in 2012. Alvin and Michelle Paulsen, …


Four couples challenge Idaho’s ban on gay marriage

Four same-sex couples from Boise filed a federal lawsuit today challenging Idaho’s ban on gay marriage and its laws that refuse to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.


Federal lawsuit filed in megaloads dispute

SYRINGA, Idaho — A Native American tribe and a conservation group have filed a joint suit in federal court to halt a massive shipment of oil field equipment that was …


Spokane travel company sued

A group of shareholders in Ambassadors Group, a Spokane travel company, has filed suit, alleging executives misled investors and analysts about the company’s financial troubles and wrongly inflated the company’s …


City asks to dismiss Zehm case

The city of Spokane asked a federal court to dismiss the lawsuit over the death of Otto Zehm, a developmentally disabled janitor who died while in police custody. Attorneys for …


Bigelow Gulch project begins

Spokane County commissioners are plowing ahead with a plan to widen Bigelow Gulch Road despite a federal lawsuit that could block or delay federal funding for the project. Earth work …