Transportation

UN calls for stepped up security for planes and airports

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
A planned $75 million solar farm on 120 acres outside the Pocatello Regional Airport has been canceled. Developers said the required environmental review would take too long to meet power-supply agreement dates.
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By Edith M. Ledderer/Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday calling for stepped up screening and security checks at airports worldwide to “detect and deter terrorist attacks” on civil aviation. The resolution calls on all countries to tighten security at airport buildings, share information about possible threats,
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AAA: Drivers waste $2.1 billion on premium gas

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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BOISE – A new AAA study reveals that 16.5 million U.S. drivers needlessly bought premium grade fuel more than 270 million times in the last 12 months—to the tune of $2.1 billion—when there was no need or benefit to do so. Drivers may confuse ‘premium’ with a ‘better’ grade of fuel, but AAA’s evaluation of
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Discount Tire to open at Pine Ridge Mall

Sep 6th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn For the Journal Although construction dust is still flying, the Discount Tire store at the Pine Ridge Mall has targeted an opening date of Oct. 1. Facing Yellowstone, Discount Tire will be one of the company’s new prototype stores. The floorplan differs from other Discount Tires. It features 7,000 square feet of
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British Airways set to resume direct flights to Iran

Sep 1st, 2016 | By
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LONDON (AP) — British Airways is set to resume direct flights to Iran as some sanctions are lifted and tensions ease. The airline’s first direct flight to Tehran in nearly four years is scheduled to leave London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday evening with arrival the following morning. Service had been suspended in October 2012 as
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Amazon starts car research and review site

Aug 26th, 2016 | By
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By Mae Anderson/AP Tech Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars. The latest venture by the e-commerce powerhouse will compete with established players in the field including CarSoup.com, Edmunds.com, truecar.com and cars.com. Amazon Vehicles won’t sell cars. But in addition to
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AAA: Roadside debris pose emerging traffic risk

Aug 11th, 2016 | By
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AAA Press Release BOISE –  A new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study reveals that the evasive maneuvers taken by drivers to avoid road debris may limit the effectiveness of the vehicle safety devices designed to protect motorists. The study reveals debris-related crashes have increased by 40 percent since 2001. Between 2011 and 2014, the
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Idahoans pay 35 cents more per gallon than national average

Aug 4th, 2016 | By
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Gem State’s sixth highest pump prices follow a familiar seasonal trend AAA Press Release BOISE – Abundant gasoline supplies and low oil prices should continue to give drivers something to cheer about through the remainder of the summer and into fall, but Gem State motorists are experiencing less of that tangible benefit, according to AAA.
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GM recalls about 308K cars; air bags may not work in crash

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 308,000 older Chevrolet Impala sedans in the U.S. and Canada because the air bags might not inflate in a crash. The recall covers Impalas from the 2009 and 2010 model years that were made before Feb. 10, 2010. GM says in government documents that the front passenger
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AAA says new car gadgets may be behind record road calls

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
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  Study shows AAA came to the rescue of 32 million motorists last year; 42,000 in Idaho alone Journal Staff BOISE – AAA responded to 32 million roadside calls last year—a record—with more battery, flat tire, and key problems than ever before, despite advances in vehicle technology designed to minimize those headaches. AAA’s new analysis
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Montana lender that aids Idaho businesses changes its name

Jun 20th, 2016 | By
Various government and company representatives broke ground on the Golden Valley Natural plant in Shelley in April 2014. The plant worked with Montana & Idaho CDC to obtain needed financing. (Photo by Kendra Evensen/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal MISSOULA — A Montana company that has helped struggling Idaho projects find millions in financing changed its name on June 6. Montana CDC is now called Montana & Idaho CDC. “Changing our name to Montana & Idaho CDC shows our commitment to helping nearly bankable Idaho businesses the same way
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