Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 2004

THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2004

A whole lot of voters

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has upped his election turnout prediction to 72 percent of the state’s registered voters.“We are expecting a record turnout in numbers at around 530,000 ballots cast,” Ysursa said. “This is higher than the previous record set in 2000 of...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2004

Don't bar the gate

This just in: One of the ritziest towns in the state is looking into banning gated communities.In Ketchum, the Planning and Zoning Commission has voted unanimously to make it illegal to install a gate on any paved road or driveway that leads to more than...

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MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2004

In case you missed it

The two candidates who are vying to represent North Idaho in Congress for the next two years had their one and only face-to-face debate last night, and it was televised statewide. But many missed it. Why? It was up against both the second game of...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2004

He's baaaaack...

Rep. Wayne Meyer, R-Rathdrum, lost to Phil Hart in the Republican primary, but now Meyer has filed as a write-in candidate against Hart in the general election.Meyer said he first got the idea when his dad told him he’d written in Meyer’s name on an...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2004

He might run again

Running as a Democratic write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate has proven both rewarding and challenging for Jerome engineer Scott McClure, who is running against the otherwise-unopposed GOP Sen. Mike Crapo. McClure said he’s been particularly struck by the difficulty a challenger faces in getting...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2004

GOP tour bus hits the road

Here’s another sign that it’s election season in Idaho: The Republican campaign bus is on the road. The bus left Boise early this morning, headed toward North Idaho with stops on the way. Campaign volunteer Jack Raymond said this year’s is the fifth GOP campaign...

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MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2004

Lobbyists ante up

Legislative candidate Mike Jorgenson is unopposed in the general election, but his campaign finance report shows that he’s raised $4,347 since his victory in the three-way GOP primary contest for a Senate seat in District 3 – almost all of it from lobbyists or big...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6, 2004

Southern Idaho's fall colors

Beyond the blue and red of the election season, Boise is beginning to see vivid shades of red, orange and gold, as the area heads into what promises to be a banner year for fall foliage. Already, the Boise National Forest has announced that this...

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MONDAY, OCT. 4, 2004

We used to be first

Idaho once led the nation in voter turnout, but no more. Now we’re down to near the middle of the pack.In 1960, Idaho was No. 1 in the nation in turnout among its voting-age population. In 1980, we were No. 2. But in 2000, according...

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