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Idaho group wary of Exxon oil project route through Lochsa

A plan by Exxon Mobil Corp. to transport big and heavy pieces of refinery and mining equipment along U.S. 12 through the Lochsa River canyon is generating concerns from a regional environmental group. The oil company wants to ship the ...

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Gov. Otter remains hospitalized with illness

A spokesman for Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says the governor is still under observation at a Boise hospital after being admitted for dehydration and flu-like symptoms. The 67-year-old Otter was taken to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center on April ...

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N. Idaho railroad could expand business

The buyer of the St. Maries River Railroad in northern Idaho says there are plans to expand the business. The Richmond, Mo.-based Williams Group is buying the railroad from Potlatch Corp. in a deal expected to be finished next month. ...

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Prison company asks court to toss Idaho lawsuit

A private prison company has asked a federal judge to bar a lawsuit brought by 24 inmates and the American Civil Liberties Union over violence at Idaho’s only private prison, saying the primary plaintiff should go it alone in court. ...

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