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Exxon subsidiary applies for new ‘megaload’ route

An Exxon Mobil subsidiary has changed tack after months of being snarled in a legal dispute over plans to haul oversized refinery equipment along scenic two-lane highways in Montana and Idaho to Canada. Imperial Oil has applied to the Montana ...

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Saint Alphonsus ordered to pay $52M to former MRI partner

A jury has ordered a Boise hospital to pay $52 million to an MRI company for violating a partnership agreement it had with the company. The award is one of the largest to ever come out of the Idaho district ...

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High court reverses ruling on $1B MSTI power line

The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s ruling that the state did not adequately consult with Jefferson County officials while reviewing a proposed $1 billion transmission line that will carry power from the Townsend area into Idaho. The ...

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Environmental groups upset about coal trains

Environmental groups in the Spokane area are upset with proposals that could see dozens of trains loaded with coal destined for the Far East move through the city every day. They fear that coal dust and increased diesel emissions will ...

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Two more southeast Idaho fields infected with microscopic potato pest

Two new infestations of a microscopic wormlike pest that attacks potato plants have been discovered in eastern Idaho, state and federal agriculture officials say. Lloyd Knight of the Idaho Department of Agriculture said that both infestations of the potato cyst ...

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Board reconsiders, moves plan to lift charter cap

The state Board of Education has voted in favor of 2012 legislation intended to lift Idaho’s cap on the number of new charter schools allowed each year. The board, meeting Oct. 20 in Lewiston, voted 3-2 on a motion throwing its support ...

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SuperValu returns to profit in second quarter

Supervalu Inc. returned to a profit in its fiscal second quarter, absent hefty goodwill and impairment charges incurred a year earlier. The supermarket operator’s results beat Wall Street estimates, but it cut the high end of its fiscal 2012 earnings ...

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Eminent domain suggested for Idaho airport growth

A Blaine County commissioner says he’s willing to use eminent domain to acquire land needed for a possible expansion of a central Idaho airport in Hailey that serves the resort area of Ketchum and Sun Valley. In the memo to ...

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Workers ask Idaho fiduciary: Where is the money?

Would-be Idaho ski resort buyer Matthew D. Hutcheson spent his career building a reputation as an independent investment adviser helping multi-employer retirement plans manage workers’ money, regularly regaling listeners with tales of his testimony on Capitol Hill. “I am Congress’ ...

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