Eye On Boise archive for May 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011


Idaho ranks low, falling for school spending

It's not just that Idaho ranks 50th in the nation for per-pupil spending on schools, an area where the state long has ranked low. It's that Idaho's ranking for school spending per $1,000 in personal income in the state has dropped dramatically, from 15th in...

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FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011


THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

It's that time of year... 

I'll be off the rest of this week, as my relatives arrive and we celebrate my son's graduation from Boise High this Thursday. Let me know what I miss - I'll be back next week.

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MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

Meridian won't try again on failed school levy

The Meridian School District won't try again this summer on its failed supplemental tax levy request, the Boise Weekly reports, and instead is starting work on cuts including slashing the school year to 14 fewer days than it had two years ago and eliminating 100...

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SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011

A capitol year for unusual ideas...

It wasn't just in Idaho that state lawmakers ventured onto unusual ground this year, attempting to unilaterally nullify a federal law, debating allowing guns on state college campuses and nearly cutting off unemployed Idahoans from receiving federal extended unemployment benefits on grounds that the benefits...

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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011


Most school levies passed statewide 

A preliminary report on supplemental levy elections in held in school districts around the state compiled by the Idaho State Department of Education shows that of 36 school districts holding supplemental levy votes on Tuesday, 27 won passage from local voters, while nine failed, including,...

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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011


Yet another firm proposes Highway 12 megaload

Yet another firm has contacted Idaho about sending a giant, oversized megaload across U.S. Highway 12 from Lewiston to Montana, the Lewiston Tribune reports today. Nickel Bros., a hauler, has applied to send one megaload across the route in early June, an evaporator for a...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011




Of megaloads, roadwork and delays...

In the second day of testimony at a court hearing in Missoula yesterday, an Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil official testified that delays in sending megaloads of oil field equipment through Montana and up to the Kearl oil sands project in Canada are proving problematic for the company....

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TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011



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