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  • FBI finds faulty communication, no crime in prison probe

    An FBI investigation into a scandal surrounding a private prison in Idaho turned up no evidence of crime, but it did show plenty of miscommunication and faulty assumptions between state agencies, federal prosecutors say.
  • Justice Department declines charges in Idaho prison scandal

    The U.S. Justice Department has declined to press criminal charges in connection with an investigation into allegations of contract fraud and public corruption at a private prison in Idaho. The FBI began investigating the Idaho Correctional Center last...

    Government releases fire plan to protect struggling bird

    A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West's sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as a threatened or endangered species already has delayed energy projects and oil and gas deals....

    Legislators pass bill that had been nixed over Islamic law

    The Idaho Legislature approved federally mandated child support rules Monday, undoing a rejection that had jeopardized U.S. involvement in an international treaty and threatened to collapse the state's payment system. The bill now goes to Gov. C.L....

    The Latest: Idaho lawmakers approve child-support bill

    7:15 (MDT) The Idaho Legislature has approved child-support legislation that was previously rejected over concerns of federal overreach and Islamic law. The legislation is now headed to the Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's desk for his signature, where he's...