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Eye On Boise archive for Aug. 17, 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010

Of trucks and courts and fees... 

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on the temporary restraining order issued today by a Grangeville judge to block ITD from issuing permits for four giant truckloads of oil refinery equipment to travel Highway 12 from Lewiston to Lolo Pass. The judge…

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Dems react to federal ed funds

Yesterday Gov. Butch Otter announced that Idaho will qualify for $51.6 million in federal aid for its ailing schools, and said he'll apply for the funds, and state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna hailed Otter's decision in a statement posted here yesterday. Later the same…

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ITD on restraining order: 'Will fully comply'

The Idaho Transportation Department, through spokesman Jeff Stratten, issued the following statement today in response to 2nd District Judge John Bradbury issuing a temporary restraining order against four oversize truck shipments on U.S. Highway 12 proposed by ConocoPhillips: "The transportation department will fully comply with…

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Idaho's state Land Board, including Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, left, listens to a presentation from state endowment investment manager Larry Johnson on Tuesday. The board voted unanimously to set public school distributions from the endowment fund for next year at this year's level, less a special $22 million boost schools are getting this year. (Betsy Russell)

Land Board sets school distribution for 2012

Idaho's state Land Board has voted unanimously to set distributions from the state's permanent endowment to public schools and other endowment beneficiaries for next year at this year's level, less the special, one-time extra distribution of $22 million to public schools this year. That means…

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