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Eye On Boise archive for Aug. 23, 2010

MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010

The Idaho 2nd District courtroom at Lewiston, Idaho, was full Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, as Judge John Bradbury heard arguments on both sides of permitting large truckloads of oil refining equipment to traverse scenic, winding U.S. Highway 12 from Lewiston across Lolo Pass to Montana. Bradbury says he will take a day before deciding whether ConocoPhillips can begin hauling massive loads of oil equipment along U.S. Highway 12 in northern Idaho. (AP Photo/Lewiston Tribune / Barry Kough)

Arguments in Lewiston on Highway 12... 

During more than two hours of arguments today in the Highway 12 lawsuit, the AP reports, the attorney for the scenic byway residents, Natalie Havlina, told 2nd District Judge John Bradbury that ITD officials narrowly focused their review of oversize truck shipments along the route…

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NYT, WSJ take notice of Idaho's guv race 

The New York Times took notice of Idaho's governor's race on its political blog today, referencing a Wall Street Journal story over the weekend headlined, "In Idaho, GOP Incumbent Sees Wide Lead Erode." That story, datelined Idaho Falls, where the WSJ reporter caught the first…

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Why no backup for new Medicaid billing system...

Idaho state Health & Welfare Director Dick Armstrong says the new computerized billing system for Medicaid, which the federal government required Idaho to develop after its old system was declared obsolete, originally was supposed to begin operating in November, long before Molina Healthcare Inc. acquired…

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