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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 30, 2017

MONDAY, OCT. 30, 2017

The James A. McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Boise, where attorneys in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit between Asarco and Union Pacific faced off Monday morning, Oct. 30, 2017. The trial, over cleanup costs for mining contamination in the Coeur d’Alene Basin, is expected to run for three weeks. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Asarco, Union Pacific RR back in court over CdA Basin cleanup $$

Eight years after paying out $482 million to fund cleanup from a century of mining contamination in North Idaho’s Silver Valley, the copper mining firm Asarco is back in court, demanding that Union Pacific Railroad pay it $130 million because it contends the railroad caused a big piece of the damage. The railroad is furiously denying the claim...

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Senate GOP leadership posts draw hopefuls

Leadership contests are taking shape in the Idaho Senate, as the departure of longtime Majority Leader Bart Davis prompts a ripple effect through the Senate GOP leadership. Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder, R-Boise, told Eye on Boise on Friday that he’s running for majority leader, and so far there’s no one running against him. That leaves..

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