State of Idaho
Governor's State of the State and Budget Address - Jan. 12, 2015
The words of C.L. "Butch Otter:
Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Honorable Justices and Judges,my fellow constitutional officers, distinguished legislators and members of my Cabinet, honored guests, friends, my family and our First Lady ... my fellow Idahoans.
ITD praised in Governor’s State of the State, Agency Spotlight
Getting from Point A to Point B – transportation – is central to all on a daily basis. With that knowledge as the backdrop, Governor Otter announced that finding additional revenue to maintain our roads and bridges and build needed new infrastructure as the state grows should be of primary concern for lawmakers in the upcoming session.
Idaho Transportation Board
Board’s January business meeting will include a revenue workshop
Transit projects, a Lewiston partnership, trucking council membership and a revenue workshop will lead the Idaho Transportation Board's agenda when the group meets Jan. 21-22 at Idaho Transportation Department Headquarters in Boise.
Facebook partners to make AMBER Alerts more visible
From Idaho State Police Tuesday, Jan. 13:
MERIDIAN - Today, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children announced a partnership with Facebook to send AMBER Alerts to the social network's community to help find missing children.
Last year was active avalanche-threat season on U.S. 12; ITD’s avalanche forecasters again ready
Last year was the most active avalanche-threat season in decades on U.S. 12 through north-central Idaho. The highway may be subjected to avalanches again this winter. But regardless of what Mother Nature brings, ITD and the Avalanche Forecast Team will be ready.
Encore (01-09-15) Moisture in the air, rocks on the road
This time of year, with precipitation coming in the form of snow, rain or even fog with a high moisture content, the likelihood of rocks and debris releasing from hillsides is ever-present, as shown yesterday in District 1.
Encore (01-09-15) Ice bath: Kooskia’s Graves involved in frigid Lochsa River rescue
As Dana Graves can attest, it often boils down to being in the right place at the right time. Luck? Maybe. Serendipity? Possibly. Good fortune? Definitely.
Encore (01-09-15) State fatality rates continue sharp decline despite significantly increased volumes
For the third time in the last four years, Idaho achieved a measure of roadway safety the state could not reach for the better part of 60 years. While there is still significant work to be done, this shows a trend in the right direction.