<![CDATA[Watchdog Politics & Government News | IdahoStatesman.com &]]> http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/watchdog/ en-us Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:09:49 MDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:09:49 MDT Watchdog 60 onlinenews@idahostatesman.com Deaths, injuries raise red flags in Idaho agriculture http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article160828984.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:17:04 MDT http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article160828984.html Ethics and massage therapy http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article159271549.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 01 Jul 2017 16:20:41 MDT http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article159271549.html Patient sues Nampa nursing home, alleging mistreatment http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article133917289.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:03:56 MST

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Medicare fines Holly Lane $1.2 million for violations http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/canyon-county/article127836489.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:03:07 MST

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St. Luke’s gets more time to sell medical group that prompted antitrust lawsuit http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article123309289.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 09:57:34 MST

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Follow-up inspection finds Nampa nursing-home patients still in ‘immediate jeopardy’ http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/watchdog/article120525113.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:32:35 MST

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Idaho insurers to patients: Next year, stay in network or pay six figures http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article110081247.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:50:55 MDT

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Nampa nursing home residents: Holly Lane delivers good care http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article108492102.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:22:52 MDT

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Nampa woman seeks to protect name of dad killed by speeding deputy http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/article107878417.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:33:10 MDT

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Mistreatment at Nampa nursing home began years ago, families say http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/watchdog/article106747882.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 14:09:18 MDT

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Nampa nursing home under scrutiny for harming residents http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article105490866.html#storylink=rss Residents of Holly Lane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center were left to sit in their own urine and feces, sometimes for hours at a time. One patient became so frustrated that he stopped eating. Some were underfed and dehydrated.

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Ex-Boise boat maker will answer fraud charges in Boise in 3 weeks http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article102974117.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:45:21 MDT

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Ex-Boise jet boat builder Bohnenkamp indicted on fraud charges http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article101996307.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:58:23 MDT

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Family of Idaho man who died in psychosis: ‘We couldn’t get any help’ http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/watchdog/article98426257.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:12:14 MDT

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Read, hear, see what happened in the Yantis shooting case http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/state/idaho/article92727172.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:53:36 MDT

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Family alleges wrongful death in Adams County rancher shooting http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/state/idaho/article91814107.html#storylink=rss Two Adams County deputies shot and killed Jack Yantis

Wife and nephew witnessed the shooting

Family seeks $500,000 in damages

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Can Uber-style rides work for Medicaid patients in Idaho? http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/watchdog/article89518017.html#storylink=rss Some drivers quit the business, saying new contractor Veyo will cut payments

Veyo will add a fleet to Idaho Medicaid transportation

Idaho is the firm’s fifth customer, and it has bid for contracts elsewhere

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Database: Officer-involved fatal shootings in Idaho http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/crime/article86644057.html#storylink=rss Idaho law enforcement officers have shot and killed at least 56 people since 2000. No officers have been charged in any of the deaths.

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Micron CEO takes pay cut, still Idaho’s highest paid http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article85798597.html#storylink=rss Mark Durcan’s double-digit pay cut wasn’t enough to topple his lead in rankings

Pay for most of the six remains in the millions of dollars per year

Four of the six publicly traded companies suffered stock price declines in 2015

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Device, drug companies paid $3.8M to Treasure Valley physicians in 2014 http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article80246407.html#storylink=rss The funding has a relationship with prescribing habits, but one doctor says it helps improve health care

Idaho doctors are paid for research, consulting, royalties on their inventions

Valley physicians also earned $2.8 million for clinical research funded by pharmaceutical and medical-device companies, a database shows

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Idaho proposes to allow certain charity-paid insurance premiums http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article78681812.html#storylink=rss The Idaho Department of Insurance wants insurers to let some charities pay costs and premiums for people who lack funds

But the department wants to discourage payments from charities tied to businesses with financial interests

The state will take feedback on its guidance through Friday, May 27

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Idaho Health and Welfare chairman under fire for using ‘r’ word http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article76740052.html#storylink=rss Darrell Kerby called someone a “retard” during an exchange on Facebook

A local mother of a child with disabilities questions Kerby’s judgment

“Almost as soon as I used the word, I deleted it, recognizing how insensitive it was,” Kerby says

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Report shows Idaho has sold 41 percent of its land since statehood http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article75569547.html#storylink=rss More than 100,000 acres have been sold since 2000

Wilderness Society, which analyzed state records, fears state would sell federal lands

Others say the issue isn’t who owns the lands, it’s who manages them

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Thursday’s incident is Ada County’s first officer-involved fatal shooting this year http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/state/article74731067.html#storylink=rss Idaho law enforcement officers have shot and killed at least 53 people since 2000

Officers were cleared in 49 of those deaths; four cases are still under investigation

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Service woes beset Idaho health insurance exchange http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article71004302.html#storylink=rss Your Health Idaho enrolled about 100,000 people for 2016

The exchange is now months late sending hundreds of Idahoans their tax-subsidy statements

Some Idahoans with medical needs are thwarted by errors in their enrollment

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Idaho State Police recant overtime explanation http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/watchdog/article70828087.html#storylink=rss Recruits were not paid overtime for commuting to and from the academy after all, ISP says

ISP now says long training days, additional coursework led to the thousands of hours of overtime

Each recruit has already received four weeks off to burn off the OT

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Idaho State Police overtime payments to trainees surge http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/watchdog/article70217397.html#storylink=rss A recent class of State Police recruits amassed 4,592 hours of overtime during training, a threefold increase over the prior class

ISP says commute times led to most of the overtime

The agency is evaluating its training program and anticipates a reduction in future overtime

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Idaho insurer changes rules on who can pay your premiums http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article68948212.html#storylink=rss Blue Cross of Idaho rejected $20,000 of foundation assistance for Kuna cancer patient, delaying medication

The insurance company now says it made a mistake and will cover the drug

But the Boise-based insurer is banning certain types of nonprofit assistance

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Boise-area charities report modest overhead, salaries http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/article68492267.html#storylink=rss Tax returns filed by the 25 largest local charities in Ada and Canyon counties raise few red flags

The charities mostly meet guidelines for reasonable spending on fundraising and overhead, the records show

Employees are not getting hefty paychecks, and donors’ money goes mostly to programs and services

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River City café to replace Big City Coffee at Boise Airport http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article63942667.html#storylink=rss Big City Coffee says it will sue if the new café mimics its food and decor

Business owners and employees have alleged poor management by airport contractor Delaware North Cos.

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