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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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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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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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Highway 12 megaload hearing set (access required)

Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian W. Ness accepted a hearing officer’s ruling that opponents of oversized loads to be shipped on U.S. 12 between the Port of Lewiston and the Montana line have standing to challenge permits issued to ConocoPhillips. ...

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Boise law firm accused of abetting DBSI fraud

Boise law firm Moffatt Thomas is accused of helping bankrupt Meridian real estate investment firm DBSI Inc. fleece investors and carry out a “massive scheme of financial fraud.” The trustee in DBSI’s bankruptcy case, James Zazzali, filed a lawsuit in ...

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Farm group opposes eminent domain for trail system

A southeast Idaho city’s potential use of eminent domain to acquire easements to complete a languishing, 23-mile trail system is being opposed by a major farm group. Officials with the Bannock County Farm Bureau tell the Idaho State Journal they ...

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Checks go out to Idaho small businesses in workers comp settlement (access required)

The checks are finally in the mail to more than 30,000 Idaho small businesses from a $6.9 million settlement with the Idaho State Insurance Fund. The Idaho Supreme Court ruled in 2009 that the businesses were entitled to dividends from ...

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