BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Butch Otter praised lawmakers for successfully passing child support enforcement legislation during the Idaho Legislature's 11-hour special session. Otter told reporters that he will sign the bill once it gets to his desk. Opponents described the bill as federal overreach, while other raised fears over the bill's connection with an international treaty.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old BASE jumper who died after leaping from a southern Idaho bridge had set his parachute on fire as part of a stunt. A graphic video of the May 7 fatal jump was posted on YouTube this week. It appears to show James Hickey of Claremont, California, engulfed in flames as he plunged 500 feet from the Perrine Bridge to his death in the Snake River.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho woman is suing the restaurant chain Red Robin in federal court because she says she was fired for complaining about racist hiring practices. Stacie Ward of Post Falls contends that a manager at the Coeur d'Alene restaurant refused to consider a job applicant because he was black, and that when she protested, managers retaliated by making up complaints about her and firing her. A Red Robin spokesman declined to comment about the lawsuit.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Idaho Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna has taken a new position as an emergency planner with the state's Bureau of Homeland Security. Gov. Otter announced Luna's resignation at the Department of Administration last month shortly after a district judge ruled her department's $60 million public school broadband contract was illegal.