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Megaloads hearing to enter third week

A contested-case hearing over plans for hundreds of giant megaloads of oil equipment to travel through a scenic Idaho river canyon will stretch into its third week next week, after …


Idaho state police warns of ‘threats’ to megaloads

BOISE – The Idaho State Police believes there may be an attempt to disrupt megaload shipments on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, an ISP official told a state hearing …


ISP: ‘Intel’ suggests ‘threats’ to megaloads

The Idaho State Police has received “intel” about people possibly wanting to disrupt megaload shipments on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, an ISP official told a state hearing officer …


Report: Route prized by hauler

BOISE – A 2009 report by the company that proposed to haul more than 200 giant loads of oil equipment on scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho said the …


Megaload report shows plan for ‘high-load corridor’

A 2009 report from the hauler of more than 200 megaloads of oil equipment proposed for scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho says the project will be a “game …


ITD official says requiring resizing of megaloads wouldn’t be ‘practical’

BOISE – Though 33 oversize loads of oil equipment in Lewiston are being cut down so they can travel on other routes – including Highway 95 through Moscow and Coeur …


ITD: Not ‘practical’ to cut down megaloads

Though 33 megaloads of oil equipment in Lewiston are being cut down so they can travel on other routes - including Highway 95 through Moscow and Coeur d’Alene - Idaho …


Idaho bill to block megaload suits amended

BOISE – Idaho senators had sharp questions for the sponsor, Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, over his bill aimed at blocking lawsuits over highway megaloads, and after much debate, voted …


Half-sized megaloads may travel Interstate 90

Some of the controversial, oversized loads of oil refinery equipment headed to Canada may be moved through Kootenai and Shoshone counties in the near future. The Idaho Transportation Department began …


Oversized oil equipment loads may be headed to I-90

MOSCOW – The controversial, oversized loads of oil refinery equipment destined for a project in Alberta, Canada, may be detoured north through Kootenai and Shoshone counties.


Megaload law would put heavy load on citizens

Dick Harwood says he’s very concerned about commerce in Idaho. Linwood Laughy says he’s very concerned about the same thing.


Editorial: Lawsuit- limiting bill exacts too heavy a cost

If the economy of Idaho is hamstrung by frivolous lawsuits, then lawmakers would be wise to draft legislation to fix the problem across the board. But that isn’t what’s at …


Megaload suit bill heads to Senate

BOISE – The Idaho Legislature is moving to block citizen lawsuits over megaloads on the state’s highways, with legislation clearing the House Monday to require a big up-front cash bond …


Bill targets megaload opposition

BOISE – St. Maries Rep. Dick Harwood introduced legislation Wednesday designed to impose huge bonding requirements on anyone who sues to block a megaload – or anything else – from …


Second megaload ahead of schedule, cuts delays

LEWISTON – The second of four oversized loads of ConocoPhillips oil refinery equipment being shipped across Idaho to Montana arrived at a stopping point near Kooskia in northern Idaho Saturday …


Megaloads boost Idaho businesses

KOOSKIA, Idaho – Huckleberry sourdough pancakes, cigarettes and bulbs for strobe lights are among the purchases megaload crew members are making as the oversized cargo rolls through Idaho. Kooskia was …


Megaload delay forcing new plan

LEWISTON – The Idaho Transportation Department is requiring ConocoPhillips to submit a new plan before allowing the oil company to send a second giant truckload of refinery equipment after the …


New plan required after megaload causes long delay

The Idaho Transportation Department says it is requiring ConocoPhillips to submit a new plan before allowing the oil company to send a second giant truckload of refinery equipment after the …


Russell: Lawsuit over Idaho’s secret tax deals deferred

BOISE – A lawsuit over secret tax deals has been dropped for now, but backers say it’s just to await legislative action. Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, has introduced legislation to …


First megaload to roll Feb. 1

BOISE – Idaho will let four ConocoPhillips megaloads of oil equipment start traveling U.S. Highway 12 on Feb. 1, Idaho Transportation Director Brian Ness announced Tuesday. “I am convinced the …


ITD to let Conoco megaloads roll Feb. 1

Idaho will let four ConocoPhillips megaloads of oil equipment start traveling U.S. Highway 12 on Feb. 1, Idaho Transportation Director Brian Ness announced today.


ConocoPhillips says delays over megaloads ‘must end’

ConocoPhillips says “the delays must end” in its quest to ship four huge truckloads of oil-refinery equipment along U.S. Highway 12 out of Lewiston, Idaho. The big oil company filed …


Conoco says shipment ‘delays must end’

ConocoPhillips says “the delays must end” in its quest to ship four huge truckloads of oil-refinery equipment along Highway 12 out of Lewiston, Idaho. The big oil company filed that …


Big loads decision likely by Christmas

BOISE – ConocoPhillips painted a picture of years of quiet, painstaking work to plan for the safe transport of four mega-loads of oil equipment across a winding, scenic north-central Idaho …


Contentious megaloads hearing wraps up

ConocoPhillips painted a picture of years of quiet, painstaking work to plan for the safe transport of four giant mega-loads of oil equipment across a winding, scenic north-central Idaho highway, …


Mega-load hearing draws crowd

BOISE – A crowd of more than 100 looked on Wednesday as a hearing in Boise brought out lots of new twists in the tale of the mega-loads of oil …


Agency grants full hearing on mega-loads

BOISE – Idaho Transportation Director Brian Ness has decided to heed a state hearing officer’s urging and hold a full hearing on a proposal from ConocoPhillips to haul four mega-loads …


ITD agrees to full megaloads hearings

Idaho Transportation Director Brian Ness has decided to hold full contested-case hearings on the ConocoPhillips proposal to haul four megaloads of oil refinery equipment across U.S. Highway 12 in north-central …


Mega-load ruling favors hearings

BOISE – Residents and business owners along North Idaho’s scenic U.S. Highway 12 who object to mega-loads of oil equipment traveling the route and blocking both lanes have a right …


Ruling: ITD must hear from megaload opponents

Residents and business owners along scenic U.S. Highway 12 who object to giant mega-loads of oil equipment traveling the route and blocking both lanes have a right to be heard …