Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on the two-day contested-case hearing on ConocoPhillips' proposed megaloads on U.S. Highway 12. State hearing officer Merlyn Clark said he'll take the issue under advisement. He asked attorneys on all sides to submit briefing on several issues to him by Wednesday at noon. "They want to expedite, and I'm going to do my best to get 'em an expedited decision," Clark said. Asked when he's likely to rule, Clark said, "I'd like to say at least before Christmas, but just as soon as I can get it done."