Eye On Boise

TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2015

Labrador says after reviewing it, he'll oppose Iran nuke deal 

Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador announced today that he’ll oppose the nuclear agreement that President Obama negotiated with Iran. In mid-July, when the deal first was announced, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch immediately came out against it, calling it “horribly flawed,” while Labrador, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson...

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Lucky Peak Lake before sunrise on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 (Betsy Z. Russell photo)

A magical morning on the water... 

It was a pretty magical morning up at Lucky Peak today; since this was forecast to be the hottest day of the week, I figured I’d better get up there early to sneak in a windsurfing session before work. I was a little surprised, though,...

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MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2015

This photo shows the fire near the Salmon River and Manning Bridge on Saturday morning (Inciweb)

Wildfire jumps the Salmon River in ferocious run 

The Tepee Springs Fire jumped the Salmon River on Saturday morning in a several-mile-wide run driven by high, gusting winds in the Allison Creek area; the wildfire’s advance was so ferocious that firefighters had to leave the area until the wind died down. “It was...

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Parks Board hits brakes on park-naming rules

After promising that new corporate sponsorship programs for Idaho’s state parks wouldn’t lead to renaming state parks for Coca-Cola or Doritos, state parks board members were faced with new administrative rules last week that actually didn’t rule that out. The proposed rules put lots of...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2015

THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2015

1st District Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador introduces Rand Paul in Boise on Thursday; Labrador is Paul's western states chairman, and has been traveling with him throughout his swing through five western states for "Stand with Rand" rallies. (Betsy Z. Russell photo)

Labrador: Paul will be consistent, unlike others 

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador told today’s “Stand With Rand” rally that many promising candidates have been elected to Congress. “The dirty little secret is when they got to Washington, D.C., they forgot the promises they made to their constituents,” he said. “Sadly, I saw that...

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky addresses supporters Wednesday at the Doubletree Hotel in Spokane. (Dan Pelle)

Rand Paul holds rallies in Boise, Nampa today

GOP presidential hopeful Rand Paul holds a rally at Boise State University's SUB this morning at 11:30, followed by another at the Nampa Civic Center at 2:45; both events, like another last night at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, are billed as “Stand With...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2015

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