Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 2007

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2007

TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2007

Why it's Hailey that's voting on marijuana

In today’s Twin Falls Times-News, reporter Jared Hopkins reveals why it’s the Wood River Valley city of Hailey that’s voting next week on four pro-marijuana initiatives. The measures’ sponsor, Garden City resident and activist Ryan Davidson – who fought all the way to the Idaho...

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2007

FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2007

Craig presses forward with Minnesota case

Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has taking the next step in pressing forward with his appeal in Minnesota, where he’s seeking to take back his guilty plea to disorderly conduct charges in a restroom sex-solicitation sting. Craig today filed his “Statement of the Case,” a document...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2007

Water wars spread north

Lots is happening with the proposed adjudication of all the water rights in North Idaho. Just yesterday, the Kootenai County commission voted against signing on to an anti-adjudication resolution already endorsed by commissioners in Bonner, Boundary, Shoshone and Benewah counties (but rejected by Latah County...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2007

Flying the VanderSloot skies

When Lt. Gov. Jim Risch flew around the state to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, he was in a Learjet owned by eastern Idaho businessman and conservative activist Frank VanderSloot. Risch rented VanderSloot’s plane, the Associated Press reported, but the tie is of...

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MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2007

THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2007

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2007

'He's doing it for himself'

Idaho Statesman Dan Popkey offers an interesting column today comparing Idaho Sen. Larry Craig’s case to that of former Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore., who resigned from the Senate after an ethics committee voted to expel him for sexual harassment and misconduct, then went on to...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2007

'We are only as good as our word'

KTVB-TV culled some of its questions for Sen. Larry Craig from Idahoans. One was about the importance of keeping one’s word. “Candace is absolutely right, we are only as good as our word,” Craig responded. “And for a time, my message was mixed. … I...

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Graphic ads a taste of what's to come

Folks up in North Idaho are getting a small taste now of what’s coming next year, when graphic anti-methamphetamine ads will flood Idaho’s airwaves and pop up everywhere from the pages of high school newspapers to roadside billboards. The Idaho Meth Project, which hopes to...

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MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2007

What it says (not much)

Sen. Larry Craig has filed his appeal in his Minnesota sex-solicitation case, and here’s what it says: Not much. Really. There’s just notice that he’s filing an appeal, and that the required $500 fee is being submitted. That’s it. The way the Minnesota Court of...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 2007

Another one on the wall

Gov. Butch Otter welcomed the crowd at the Idaho’s Hall of Fame ceremony tonight – he was among the inductees, as were Sen. Larry Craig and Lt. Gov. Jim Risch – by saying, “I appreciate the opportunity to be amongst this much-distinguished class. I’d say...

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Sen. Larry Craig on fame

At tonight’s Idaho’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony (read my full story here), at which scandal-plagued Idaho Sen. Larry Craig was among the dozen inductees, MC David Leroy did lots of musing about the nature of fame. He offered quotes on the subject from everyone...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2007

THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2007

Talking about the Craig story

Tonight, I’ll be joining Dan Popkey of the Idaho Statesman, John Miller of the Associated Press and host Marcia Franklin on Idaho Public TV’s “Dialogue” program to talk about the ongoing saga of our senior senator, Larry Craig. We’ll be taking your calls live on...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2007

One does, one doesn't

At their press conferences yesterday, both Republican Jim Risch and Democrat Larry LaRocco were asked if they read blogs and if they pay attention to the comments posted on them. Risch’s answer: “No and no.” Though he did say, “I do, however, have to tell...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2007

Just to be on the safe side...

At Jim Risch’s announcement for the Senate today, he listed off some big names who are heading up portions of his campaign, starting with former Gov. Phil Batt and U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, who will be the co-chairmen. Risch said his North Idaho chairwoman will...

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Two Craig staffers depart

Two aides to Sen. Larry Craig are leaving his staff as of the end of this week, according to Craig’s communications director, Dan Whiting. Chelsey Penrod Hickman, a legislative assistant who worked on Appropriations Committee issues, will take a new job as legislative director for...

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MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2007

Day-care fight still on, a quarter-century later

I took a little journey back through my newspaper’s clips to 1983, when the following stories, all with Coeur d’Alene datelines, appeared in the paper: “Former day care operator admits sex-abuse guilt” “Coeur d’Alene’s council studies day care rules” “Child-care ordinance passed by council” and...

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