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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 12, 2010

FRIDAY, NOV. 12, 2010


Library summer reading programs swell

The number of Idaho children and teens participating in this year’s Summer Reading Program at their public libraries was up 9 percent to a record 69,000. The Idaho Commission for Libraries reports that since it launched its “Bright Futures” program in 2004, which includes a…

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Business group backs megaloads 

A business group called “Drive Our Economy” was launched this week – actually within moments of the ITD’s announcement that it was issuing but staying permits for four U.S. Highway 12 mega-loads - to promote plans to move gigantic loads of oil refinery equipment along…

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Big loads not rolling yet...

The permits that ITD issued this week for the first four mega-loads on U.S. Highway 12 may say they're valid as of 10 p.m. tonight, but at this point ITD says the ConocoPhillips loads won’t be moving tonight. The permits were stayed while a hearing…

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