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Allred wants to cut gas tax

Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred wants to cut the state’s gas tax 3 cents to 22 cents per gallon but leave the diesel tax at 25 cents. Neither tax has changed since 1996.   The move would help families ...

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Trucking industry: Gas tax changes will cost consumers (access required)

Consumers will pay more if the trucking industry pays a greater share of Idaho highway maintenance costs, the industry says.   Big trucks have been underpaying and passenger vehicles have been overpaying, according to a preliminary 2010 Idaho Highway Cost ...

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Boise ice cream company files for bankruptcy (access required)

Novelty ice cream producer Matterhorn Group Inc., with Idaho ties, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to court documents, the case was filed on July 26, in Sacramento, Calif. In 2005, the Caldwell-based Matterhorn Ice Cream Company merged with ...

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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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Chesbro Music, approaching century mark, adapts to change (access required)

Meridian Middle School band and orchestra teacher Gabe Sandvik in the past two years has been doing more fundraisers and seeking more grants to buy school instruments than ever before. More students are giving up music because they can’t afford ...

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Idaho contractors uncertain about future (access required)

The only way to track Pat McEntee down is by cell phone. As the vice president of Boise-based Central Paving Co., he’s the first to admit that he’s all over the Treasure Valley these days – and constantly on the ...

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