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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Ex-Idaho transportation worker files lawsuit over firing

A former Idaho Transportation Department employee alleges in a lawsuit that he was fired after notifying a federal agency about possible nuclear violations.


Families of 3 Idaho airmen killed in crash file wrongful death claims

The families of three Idaho airmen who died in a fiery crash on Interstate 84 have filed tort claims against the Idaho Transportation Department.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 1:35 p.m.

ITD wants to spend $2 million to replace aging state plane

The Idaho Transportation Department wants to spend $2 million next year to replace one of the airplanes in the state’s three-plane fleet, a 45-year-old Cessna 182.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Idaho’s October revenues took a hit as state made catch-up payment to Meridian developer

Idaho state tax revenues fell below forecasts in October for the first time this fiscal year, coming in $8 million short – and a quarter of the shortfall was because …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Eight big road projects could snarl traffic in Coeur d’Alene this work season

Eight big road projects in the Coeur d’Alene area are expected to snarl traffic from now through summer


Idaho, contractors offer free training in operating heavy equipment

Not enough people are stepping up to the excavator, dozer or backhoe, and that’s a big problem when the economy is fueling a need for heavy equipment operators. To boost …


Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers wrap up state agency budget-setting, focus on education

The Legislature’s joint budget committee finished setting state agency budgets on Friday, appropriating more than $3.4 billion for next year, a 5.4 percent increase from this year’s budget.


Getting There: Avista opens electric car charging station in Rosalia

Avista Utilities has opened a new fast charging station in Rosalia.


Idaho state worker accused in Post Falls homeowners association embezzlement

An Idaho state employee is facing charges related to almost $13,400 taken from a Post Falls-based homeowners association.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Relief in the works for Kootenai County DMV’s long, long waits for driver’s licenses

Wait times at the only driver’s license office in Kootenai County have prompted the county and state to move to open a second location later this year.


ITD adopts new megaload rules for scenic Highway 12, despite federal court injunction

The Idaho Transportation Board has unanimously adopted new rules for megaloads on scenic Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, though a federal court injunction against such loads remains in effect and …


Heavier loads proposed for U.S. Highway 95 from Canadian border to Coeur d’Alene

Bigger trucks with heavier loads are proposed for U.S. Highway 95 and several other highways in North Idaho.


I-90 improvements to Lookout Pass continue this year

A $28.8 million project to repave and improve I-90 from Mullan to Lookout Pass continues this year.


State to discuss St. Maries bridge replacements

Replacement of the St. Joe River Bridge and the St. Maries Railroad Bridge will be the topic of a public hearing Thursday in St. Maries. The public is invited to …


State to discuss St. Maries bridge replacements

Replacement of the St. Joe River Bridge and the St. Maries Railroad Bridge will be the topic of a public hearing Thursday in St. Maries. The public is invited to …


Idaho Transportation Department to pay $52K in fines for asbestos error

The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to pay nearly $52,000 in fines for demolishing a Priest River office building that was riddled with asbestos, without taking precautions to keep the …


Idaho gas tax referendum misses signature gathering deadline

BOISE – A North Idaho retiree’s push to force voter consideration of a 7-cent gas tax increase approved by the Legislature has fallen far short. Alan Littlejohn of Athol needed …


Eye on Boise: ITD picks road projects funded by tax, fee increases

The Idaho Transportation Board has selected 27 projects, totaling $46.8 million, to complete in 2016 with funding from the recently approved gas tax and registration fee increases. All involve either …


Developer loses eminent domain fight in Idaho

BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court last week ruled against a developer in a long-running eminent domain dispute in North Idaho, even ordering the company to pay some of the …


U.S. 95 rerouting plan near Moscow triggers opposition

Hundreds of species of flowering plants grow on Paradise Ridge south of Moscow, Idaho, a long, narrow rise that contains some of the best remnants of the native grasslands that …


Idaho board will review speed limit hikes

BOISE – Idaho’s new 80 mph speed limit law specifically requires that the state Transportation Board approve any boosts under the new law, but the board delegated the matter to …


Most Idahoans want roads fixed; fewer support options that could pay for upgrades

BOISE – Most Idahoans believe Idaho’s roads and bridges need big fixes or they’ll fail in the next 10 years, according to a new University of Idaho survey. However, the …


Idaho’s new 80 mph speed limit scrutinized

BOISE – When Idaho lawmakers voted to boost the state’s top speed limit to 80 mph, the focus fell on Southern Idaho where interstate highways link with Utah’s similarly wide, …


441-foot-long megaloads bound for Montana through CdA

At the east end of Coeur d’Alene, bald eagles swoop and dive over the lake as excited onlookers snap pictures or watch with spotting scopes, and others stroll by on …


Idaho landowners battle with state to get land compensation

Alan Johnson’s company lost 16.3 acres of prime property along U.S. Highway 95 in North Idaho when the state seized it for a new interchange under eminent domain law. Now …


Nez Perce say they will stop U.S. 12 megaload

Nez Perce leaders said late Monday night they intended to intercept a shipment of giant oil refinery equipment as it reached the reservation boundary east of Lewiston en route along …


Eye on Boise: Total Idaho crime down, but violence up

BOISE – Idaho’s crime rate dropped 1.5 percent in 2012, according to the new Crime in Idaho report, continuing a five-year decline, but the number of violent crimes – murder, …


Sand Creek Byway has restored ‘small town’ feeling

It’s shoulder season in Sandpoint. The summer crowds have dispersed and skiers have a couple of months to wait until the slopes open. But there is a bustle in town …


Kootenai County Drivers’ License Office closed Tuesday

The Kootenai County Drivers’ License Office will be closed today due to mandatory training for all employe es being conducted by the Idaho Department of Transportation. The office, at 451 …


Eye on Boise: Idaho near middle in government units

BOISE – A new set of data from the Census Bureau shows it’s not necessarily true that every bump on every log in Idaho is incorporated, nor that because Idahoans …