Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 2004

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29, 2004

Could they top Taco Bell Arena?

There’s been plenty of controversy over the sale of naming rights to Boise State University’s indoor stadium, the Pavilion, which resulted in it being renamed Taco Bell Arena (really). In addition to the obvious question of taste, students and faculty were angry over the $4...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 2004

One more theory

Longtime Idaho political observer and Idaho Falls Post-Register editorial page editor Marty Trillhaase recently expounded another theory for why Butch Otter announced so early that he’s running for governor in 2006 – so early that it was before Otter even took his oath of office...

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MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2004

The rumor mill

Why did Butch Otter announce his ’06 bid for governor so soon – before he’d even been sworn in for the two-year congressional term to which he’s just been elected?One theory is that Otter wanted to scare off his likely primary opponent, current Idaho Lieutenant...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2004

'You all passed'

Here’s Gov. Dirk Kempthorne’s final comment after Idaho’s electoral college votes were formally cast on Monday:“That would conclude the electoral college – you have all passed.”

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THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2004

Protesters get community service

Eleven protesters, including former Rep. Henry Kulczyk, R-Eagle, were convicted this week of resisting and obstructing an officer when they tried to physically block the city of Boise from removing a Ten Commandments monument from a remote spot in a city park last March. The...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2004

New adjutant general

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne introduces Brigadier General Lawrence Frank Lafrenz, right. Adjutant General Jack Kane is at left.In the midst of the largest deployment of the Idaho National Guard in the state’s history, Idaho’s Guard is getting a new leader.Adjutant General Jack Kane will retire on...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2004

Whoops, not THAT seat

At the organizational session of the Legislature today, members got the chance to pick the seats in the chambers that they’ll occupy for the next two years. Seat-picking goes in order of seniority, so new Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, was among the last to pick....

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Cities have problems too

Post Falls city finance director Shelly Enderud noted that cities in Idaho are facing tax-related problems, too."Citizens feel there is an ever-increasing tax burden with declining services," she told the Associated Taxpayers conference. "To a certain extent that's true - our revenue has not kept...

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