Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 2004

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2004

It was that close

You might have thought the elections were over in Idaho, but in one Boise-area legislative race, the result’s been in question all this time. First-term Rep. Kathie Garrett, R-Boise, initially beat Democratic challenger Sean Spence by just nine votes, a super-thin margin that led to...

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MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2004

Al Lance finally confirmed

A year after he was nominated, former Idaho Attorney General Al Lance has, at long last, been confirmed by the Senate for an appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.Lance, who served two terms as attorney general, left office two years ago...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2004

Turkey for the troops

What will you be doing for Thanksgiving? Gov. Dirk Kempthorne will be serving up turkey to Idaho National Guard troops in Louisiana, where they’re preparing to begin deploying to Iraq the day after the holiday.To give the troops a proper send-off, Kempthorne also has arranged...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2004

Boise disappears

It usually doesn’t happen until December – and some years not much at all – but Boise’s inversion is back. For the past few days, the Boise valley has been shrouded under a thick, grayish fog, held in under an inversion that’s trapped cold, damp,...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2004

Changes, but small ones

As the dust settles from a busy election night, it appears that Idaho Democrats have lost three seats in the state House, dropping from 16 to 13 seats there, but kept even with seven seats in the state Senate.There could still be recounts in some...

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MONDAY, NOV. 1, 2004

Tie a yellow ribbon

For the last several weeks, what appear to be giant yellow ribbons have been tied in cheery bows around the four large columns at the front of the state Capitol. Gov. Dirk Kempthorne said he had them put up “for the 116th,” the Idaho National...

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