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Eye On Boise archive for June 18, 2009


North Idaho freeway could include bottleneck 

When the big Garwood-to-Sagle freeway project on Highway 95 in North Idaho is completed, it may have a two-mile, two-lane bottleneck at its southern end before it reaches an existing four-lane highway at Hayden. The Idaho Transportation Board today reviewed an Idaho Attorney General's opinion…

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The Idaho Transportation Board meets Thursday in Boise. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

No change at the top at ITD

The Idaho Transportation Board wrapped up a two-day board meeting this afternoon, which included two executive sessions on personnel issues, without taking any action. That means they're not making any change in directors; ITD Director Pam Lowe, who drew political flak this legislative session as…

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Tweets chronicle State Board meeting

The State Board of Education is meeting today in Hailey, and thanks to spokesman Mark Browning's "tweets" on, anyone can keep up on just what they're doing. So far, Browning has reported that Sen. Joe Stegner, R-Lewiston, presented his constitutional amendment to allow "tuition"…

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State controller to seek another term

Idaho state Controller Donna Jones is running for a second term in her post. In her announcement, Jones noted that she was the first woman elected to the office; earlier, as a six-term legislator, she was the first woman to chair the House Revenue &…

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