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KR: ITD Didn’t Need Lowe Mess

I have no idea whether Pam Lowe is telling the truth. I don't know if the ousted Idaho Transportation Department chief's litany of good ol' boy complaints will hold up in court. But her legal filing, reported by The Associated Press last week, is just the kind of a fiasco this agency doesn't need. Fired last month, Lowe has fired back with several explosive allegations. Lowe paints Idaho Transportation Board member Gary Blick as sexist. After her hiring in 2006, Lowe attributes this response to the board rep from Castleford: "No little girl would be able to run this department. ... What are we going to do when she decides to start a family?"/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Is former ITD director Pam Lowe a whistleblower? Or an aggrieved bureaucrat who doesn't know when to get offstate?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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