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Study: Idaho car drivers overpaying for highways

By John Miller Passenger car drivers pay a disproportionate share of Idaho highway maintenance costs compared with big trucks, according to a study released Tuesday that state leaders predict could become a political “hot potato.” The study concludes that cars ...

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A bleaker outlook predicted for economy into 2011

The U.S. economic recovery will remain slow deep into next year, held back by shoppers reluctant to spend and employers hesitant to hire, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists. The latest quarterly AP Economy Survey shows economists ...

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BLM delays release of transmission line study

The Bureau of Land Management is delaying the release of its environmental study of a proposed Wyoming-to-Idaho electric power transmission line. The draft environmental impact statement for the Gateway West Transmission Line Project was scheduled to be released this summer, ...

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Feds plan second meeting on E. Idaho Areva project

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has agreed to hold a public meeting in Boise on a proposal by French nuclear giant Areva Inc. to build a uranium enrichment plan in eastern Idaho. The federal agency initially rejected a request for a ...

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EPA cleared to clean up E. Idaho chemical containers

Federal environmental regulators have clearance to begin removing thousands of buckets and drums containing hazardous chemicals from a property in eastern Idaho. The Environmental Protection Agency began investigating the property last week. On July 19, the agency obtained a warrant ...

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