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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

Justice Department won’t release national monument documents

Federal officials said they don’t have to provide an Idaho environmental law firm with documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments because they’re protected …


Subsidies on heavy shipments criticized

BOISE – An Oregon congressman is calling for a federal investigation into plans for oversize shipments of oil equipment across U.S. Highway 12 to Canada, saying he doesn’t want U.S. …


Transportation department joins appeal of load decision

BOISE – Idaho’s transportation chief said Monday that a court decision revoking permits for giant truck shipments on scenic U.S. Highway 12 from Moscow to Lewiston could “end up restricting …


Judge stops huge loads, requires safety review

An Idaho judge on Tuesday revoked special permits allowing a company to truck four oversize loads of oil refinery equipment through a federally protected river corridor, saying the state failed …


Judge to decide today fate of oversized loads

LEWISTON – A state judge will decide today if ConocoPhillips can ship four oversized loads of oil refinery equipment along a highway that traces a winding, federally protected river corridor …


ITD fails to reject judge in Highway 12 case

The Idaho Transportation Department failed Thursday to disqualify the judge in the U. S. Highway 12 giant truck shipments case, and he in turn delayed an injunction hearing from today …


Judge blocks permits for Highway 12 loads

BOISE – An Idaho judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked ConocoPhillips from hauling four giant loads of oil refinery equipment over U.S. Highway 12 from the Port of Lewiston to Montana. …


Lawsuit stalls permits for oversize loads through river canyon

BOISE – Residents opposed to giant truck shipments of oil equipment through Idaho’s scenic Clearwater/Lochsa river canyon filed suit Monday, just a day before Idaho planned to issue permits for …