Eye On Boise archive for Sept. 2004

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2004

No chad left behind

Fourteen Idaho counties still use punch-card ballots, just like those involved in the infamous “hanging chads” controversy in Florida four years ago. They include Ada County, the state’s most-populated, along with North Idaho’s Shoshone and Latah counties, north-central Idaho’s Clearwater and Nez Perce counties and...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2004

Landmark decision

The Idaho Supreme Court’s ruling in McGriff vs. McGriff paradoxically sets a major legal precedent by ruling that a parent can’t lose custody of his or her children simply because of the parent’s sexual orientation, but still affirms a lower court’s decision to end joint...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2004

So you know

Want to know what you should, or shouldn’t, do if you’re stopped by the police? Or questioned by the FBI? Or detained at an airport? What rights you have, and what the consequences are if you don’t want to talk? The Idaho American Civil Liberties...

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Could ya spell that?

With 16 new state Department of Lands employees being introduced to the state Land Board on Tuesday, Gov. Dirk Kempthorne recalled his first job out of college – working for the state Lands Department – and remembered being brought to a Land Board meeting and...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 2004

Butler is dead

There’s not much mourning going on in Boise for Richard Butler, the longtime Aryan Nations white supremacist leader who died in his sleep and was found Wednesday morning in Hayden. Butler’s racist group gave Idaho a public-relations black eye that lasted for decades, but it...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2004

Pirouettes of politics

Both little-known third-party candidates have made the ballot in a majority of states, including Idaho and Washington. But a map on Peroutka’s site that shows which states includes a key noting that in the blue-shaded states, he’s “ON THE BALLET.”

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 2004

Idaho Water Center opens

A large crowd of appreciative state legislators and University of Idaho alumni marked the official opening of the Idaho Water Center, the last remaining piece of the UI’s failed University Place project in Boise. While the other planned buildings were canceled amid a whirlwind of...

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