Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snow on the Dome

Snow on the Dome, originally uploaded by Jake Putnam.
Idaho Briefs
Road Funding Still a Priority
A task force started by Governor Butch Otter will once again look at crumbling State roads. Funding road repair extended the 2009 session until May, the gas tax could be under attack during the 2010 session.
Snow a Problem
Snow on the roads led to more than 80 accidents yesterday in the Treasure Valley, the Idaho Transportation Department says November to February presents the greatest safety challenges in motorists. Theyre setting up a 511 telephone number that will give travellers up to the minute road conditions that include closures, delays and weather conditions.
Unemployment Down
The Unemployment rate dropped from 10.2 percent to 10-percent in November. Some ecnonomist say the numbers reflect a recovering economy, others think some part-time employees have stopped looking for full time employment.
Seasonal jobs are harder to find this year because of intense competition in the job market.

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