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Idaho task force wary of hiking truck fees

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s transportation funding task force unanimously agreed Tuesday to accept a new state study showing heavy trucks underpay in Idaho compared to their wear and tear on …


New questions in transportation department firing case

BOISE – A federal judge raised new questions in fired Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe’s wrongful firing lawsuit Monday, including one that could potentially delay the case for years. Meanwhile, …


New questions in ITD firing case

A federal judge raised new questions in fired Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe’s wrongful-firing lawsuit Monday, including one that could potentially delay the case for years. Meanwhile, the Idaho Transportation …


Docks upheld on easement

BOISE – Just because a road easement was granted years ago along someone’s lakefront property doesn’t mean the property owner has given up the right to build a dock on …


Idaho defends transportation director’s firing

BOISE – The state of Idaho contends that the four grounds for dismissal of the state’s transportation director listed in state law are mere “examples,” and the state can fire …


Idaho defends firing of ITD chief

The state of Idaho contends that the four grounds for dismissal of the state’s transportation director listed in state law are mere “examples,” and the state can fire its transportation …


Vasser to go to highway board

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday appointed former Lewiston city manager Jan Vassar to the Idaho Transportation Board, the first woman to serve on the state’s highway panel …


Otter names woman to ITD board

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday appointed former Lewiston city manager Jan Vassar to the Idaho Transportation Board, the first woman to serve on the state’s highway panel since it …


Raise for new director shaped salary decision

BOISE – Idaho’s new transportation director is being paid $22,000 a year more than fired Director Pam Lowe because the department negotiated a salary that’s designed to be a substantial …


Why ITD will pay new chief so much more

Idaho’s new transportation director is being paid $22,000 a year more than fired Director Pam Lowe because the department negotiated a salary that’s designed to be a substantial increase from …


Idaho names transportation chief

BOISE – Idaho has named a new transportation director, an administrator from Michigan’s Department of Transportation who holds an engineering degree and a master’s degree in public administration and who …


ITD names new transportation director

Idaho has named a new transportation director, this time an administrator from Michigan’s Department of Transportation who holds both an engineering degree and a master’s degree in public administration. Brian …


Former director amends discrimination complaint

BOISE – Idaho’s first-ever female transportation director was fired, in part, simply for being a woman, a lawsuit filed Monday charges. Pam Lowe, who last week filed a “whistleblower” complaint …


Lowe files gender-bias lawsuit against Idaho

Idaho’s first-ever female transportation director was fired, in part, simply for being a woman, a lawsuit filed today charges. Pam Lowe, who last week filed a “whistleblower” complaint against the …


Lowe: State ignored tort claim alleging discrimination, cronyism

BOISE – Fired Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe says she was forced out after refusing to send unnecessary state work and money to politically connected companies. Lowe, who was fired …


Idaho transportation funding shrinking

BOISE – The $54 million transportation funding compromise that ended Idaho’s second-longest legislative session this year has now shrunk to about $28 million – far less than Gov. Butch Otter …


Transportation panel casts wide net

BOISE – Idaho’s next state transportation director could be someone from an entirely different field who’s never worked in transportation. The Idaho Transportation Board, which already has winnowed a field …


Murky law helps Lowe, experts say

BOISE – Legal experts say ousted Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe has grounds to dispute her firing, not necessarily because of her allegations about sex discrimination and political pressure, but …


Ex-official says politics played role in her firing

BOISE – Fired Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe says she was ousted just as she prepared to cut back or eliminate a big contract with a well-connected firm after strong …


Idaho transportation director fired

BOISE – Idaho’s Transportation Board fired state transportation director Pam Lowe on Thursday and named deputy director Scott Stokes as her interim replacement. Lowe, who came under fire from lawmakers …