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FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016

Idaho Senate approves extra-heavy trucks on freeways 

BOISE – The Idaho Senate on Friday approved legislation allowing trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds to run on Idaho interstates, after Congress gave Idaho the go-ahead for that in December. Idaho senators uncharacteristically heaped praise on Congress in their ...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2016

Idaho lawmakers told specialty license plate for Orofino “Maniacs” would be offensive 10 

After hearing from advocates for the mentally ill and people who suffer from mental illnesses that an “Orofino Maniacs” specialty license plate would be offensive, Idaho’s House Transportation Committee on Thursday backed amending the specialty plate bill to remove its four references to the word “maniacs,” but still authorize a special plate with the emblem. Orofino is the location of State Hospital North, the state mental hospital; Orofino High School has had “Maniacs” as its school mascot since the 1920s.

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Coeur d’Alene residents can dispose of storm debris 

Wood debris from this winter’s storms can be dumped in large bins to be placed in seven locations around Coeur d’Alene next Wednesday through Feb. 17. Sponsored by the city, Avista Utilities and Cannon Hill Industries, the free “Cleanup CDA” program is intended to help residents clean up after the major windstorm in November and ice and heavy snowfall in December.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016

Obama signs second disaster declaration for Idaho 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – President Barack Obama has signed a second disaster declaration for Idaho and ordered federal aid. The president signed the declaration on Monday due to severe winter storms in December in North Idaho that closed roads and ...

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