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ConocoPhillips makes moves ahead of Highway 12 load hearing (access required)

ConocoPhillips promises it won’t hold Idaho responsible for loss related to shipping four oversized loads from the Port of Lewiston across U.S. 12 to Montana. In an agreement issued Nov. 18, company officials said issuing of permits by the transportation ...

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Tax proposals discussed as legislative session approaches (access required)

House Revenue & Taxation Committee chairman Rep. Dennis Lake, R-Blackfoot, has heard an unusual amount of tax talk as the legislative session approaches. Some people think raising taxes could address the expected budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year. Others ...

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Land Board approves Tamarack lease dispute

Tamarack’s ski season is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Nov. 16, the Idaho Land Board approved a settlement of a lease dispute that allows homeowners in the Tamarack Municipal Association to conduct a $1.5 million ski season ...

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Intermountain Gas forecasts modest demand gain

Demand flattened in the last couple of years for Idaho utilities, which is why Intermountain Gas forecasts low growth in its most recent plan adjustment, said Public Utilities Commission Staff Director Randy Lobb. Intermountain Gas Co. submitted a five-year demand ...

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ITD sets petitioners’ hearing Nov. 19 on U.S. 12 oversized loads (access required)

A hearing on whether four oversized loads of refinery equipment can be moved along scenic U.S. 12, in north Idaho, will be Nov. 19. The Idaho Transportation Department hearing gives plan opponents the chance to intervene and challenge the permits ...

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Jammed traffic: Business suffers as congestion increases (access required)

Karcher Ranch Market is a classic roadside produce stand with one unwelcome distinction: It’s hard up against one of the most crash-prone intersections in Idaho. “People absolutely hate this section of the highway because of the bottlenecks,” said owner Don ...

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Businesses back plan to move equipment on highway

SPOKANE, Wash. – Plans to move gigantic oil refinery equipment down a mountainous Idaho highway are being defended by ConocoPhillips and an Idaho business group. A group called Drive Our Economy was launched to ensure that U.S. Highway 12 and ...

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