One of the Treasure Valley’s largest health care providers, Saint Alphonsus, sued a private prison contractor in a federal court this week. The medical group says it’s owed millions for procedures on inmates.
Two Montana men had their murder convictions overturned thanks to the work of Boise State University Professor Greg Hampikian. He’s the director of the Idaho Innocence Project and has analyzed the DNA in several high profile crime cases, including the Amanda Knox case in Italy.
Former Boise priest Thomas Faucher made an appearance in court late last week. He faces numerous counts of sexual exploitation of a child. More details surrounding his posts in internet chat rooms came to light at the hearing.
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Tuesday, the Idaho House rejected a bill that would have barred people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from owning guns for two years. Similar laws have been passed in 28 states, including the Republican dominated Utah Legislature.
A ruling this week in favor of two transgender women will allow individuals to change the sex listed on their birth certificates. That’s a significant change in policy from Idaho’s former automatic denial of such requests.