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Eye On Boise archive for Aug. 31, 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter's transportation funding task force meets Tuesday in a "garden level" (basement) hearing room at the state Capitol. (Betsy Russell)

Otter, Allred on car-truck fee study 

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on today's meeting of Gov. Butch Otter's transportation funding task force, which voted unanimously to accept a new state-commissioned cost-allocation study showing car owners are overpaying for Idaho roads while heavy trucks underpay, but expressed strong…

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Helicopter crash victims identified

The two Idaho Fish & Game fisheries biologists who were killed in a helicopter crash this morning in Kamiah have been identified as Larry Barrett, 47, of Lewiston, who's worked for Fish & Game since 1985; and Dani Schiff, 34, of Lewiston, who's worked for…

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Toddler handled police gun that injured three

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: EMMETT, Idaho (AP) — A 3-year-old child was handling an Emmett Police Department officer's weapon that discharged and injured three people on Aug. 6. The Idaho Statesman reports the agency has been accused of a cover-up in…

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Road work to be suspended for holiday weekend

With all the road construction going on around the state right now, don't worry about it causing traffic tie-ups over the Labor Day holiday weekend - ITD has announced that all its highway construction projects will be suspended for the holiday weekend, excepting only those…

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Members of the Idaho governor's transportation funding task force meet Tuesday in Boise. (Betsy Russell)

Keough: 'Mine are on the record' 

As the governor's transportation funding task force opened its meeting this morning, one member, Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, took the opportunity to formally disclose a possible conflict of interest. She both made a statement and submitted a written notice, noting, "My private sector employer is…

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