Eye On Boise

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017












Bill would remove extra fee on hybrid vehicles

An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would exclude gasoline hybrid vehicle owners from paying an additional $75 registration fee. Two years ago, lawmakers passed a transportation funding plan that raised vehicle registration fees and the gasoline tax by 7 cents. Electric and hybrid vehicles faced higher...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017






New phosphate mine approved in southeastern Idaho 

Two federal agencies have approved a 2.4-mile-long open pit phosphate mine proposed by a Canadian company in southeastern Idaho. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service late last week issued separate records of decisions approving the plan by Calgary-based Agrium. The BLM manages the area...

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