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Conoco road permit foes increase; expect ‘irreparable harm’

The number of opponents to ConocoPhillips’ plan to ship four coke drums from the Port of Lewiston to Billings, Mont., along the U.S. 12 river corridor has increased. The petition to the department, filed Nov. 17, shows an increase in ...

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Highway 12 megaload opponents expand Imperial Oil petition (access required)

Opponents to oversized shipments on U.S. 12 are looking past the upcoming decision of the “mega-loads” proposed by ConocoPhillips by petitioning the state Transportation Department’s permitting process for Imperial Oil’s 207 loads. The Nov. 30 filing with the department increased ...

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High court dismisses Wasden’s suit

The Idaho Supreme Court has dismissed Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s challenge of a new rental policy for hundreds of state-owned lakeshore lots. Wasden’s lawsuit sought to block the state from using a new formula approved by the state Land Board ...

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FBI probe begins into Idaho prison operator

Prison surveillance cameras in Idaho have captured footage of one inmate beating another prisoner, while guards looked on, AP news agency has reported. The man being attacked, Hanni Elabed, appears to bang on a guard station window for help, the ...

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New director chosen for Idaho Community Action Network (access required)

The Idaho Community Action Network, a Boise-based group that works for social justice, has chosen Andrea Shipley as its new executive director. Shipley is the former head of the Snake River Alliance, an environmental group that advocates for renewable energy ...

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Rockland wind project first to negotiate rate (access required)

The Rockland Wind Project planned near American Falls is Idaho’s first federally preferred project to negotiate the rate it receives from Idaho Power. All of Idaho’s earlier wind projects that met federal qualifications were smaller so they could receive the ...

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BSU to open bids for student housing (access required)

Bids for Boise State’s Lincoln Avenue Student Housing project will be read Dec. 7. Six new townhouse-style buildings will provide accommodation for 360 students and encompass about 135,000 square feet on the east and west sides of Lincoln Avenue between ...

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Tamarack owner: Credit Suisse motives ‘senseless’

Tamarack Resort’s owner contends Credit Suisse Group’s effort to halt bankruptcy reorganization heightens the threat that the failed Idaho ski-and-golf development will be sold in pieces. In his 22-page court filing Monday, Jean-Pierre Boespflug accused the Zurich-based bank of trying ...

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