Eye On Boise archive for May 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

Talking politics on Dialogue tonight...

Tonight on Idaho Public TV's "Dialogue," host Joan Cartan-Hansen will host a reporters and pundits roundtable discussion on the primary elections results, Idaho politics and more; on the panel will be Idaho Statesman editorial page editor Kevin Richert; Idaho Falls Post Register editorial page editor...

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Tax-protesting Rep. Hart files for bankruptcy 

Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, who lost his bid for a fifth term in the GOP primary two weeks ago, has filed for bankruptcy. In Hart's petition for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, he lists just three creditors: The IRS, the Idaho State Tax Commission, and...

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'Youngest lawmaker' claim prompts history lesson 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― A news story on Sunday saying a candidate for the Legislature could become Idaho's youngest-ever lawmaker prompted a history lesson. If Nate Murphy of Pocatello is elected in District 29 in November, the...

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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012

MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012

German rider Claudia Hausler crosses the finish line in triumphant fashion at the final stage of the Exergy Tour on Monday; American Evelyn Stevens, who won the overall tour, was close behind. (Betsy Russell)

U.S. rider Stevens wins Exergy Tour

U.S. rider Evelyn Stevens has won the inaugural Exergy Tour, taking the overall race and finishing a very close second in the tour's final stage to German rider Claudia Hausler, in a dramatic finish to the five-day professional women's bike race in Boise. For the...

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Racers in the Exergy Tour head up Bogus Basin Road on Monday (Betsy Russell)

And they're off...

The final stage of the Exergy Tour has kicked off today; here, the crowd of professional women cyclists heads up Bogus Basin Road, two sharp turns - and at least one multi-rider crash - after the starting line in Hyde Park, where today's race both...

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SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012

Outed Idaho Dem seeks new title: Youngest lawmaker 

Nate Murphy knocked on 8,000 doors and spent just $10 on his successful 2011 campaign for Pocatello's school board, but the 22-year-old's current bid to become one of Idaho's youngest-ever legislators is exacting a higher price, reports AP reporter John Miller. Murphy is running for...

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SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012

FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012

Otter appoints Case to Ada commission

Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Dave Case to the Ada County Commission, to fill the vacancy left by the May 4 resignation of Vern Bisterfeldt. Case, a current Ada County Highway District commissioner who will leave that post, defeated Commissioner Sharon Ullman in the May...

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GOP Gov. Otter has a Dem-led agency

For the past three months, one of Republican Idaho Gov. Butch Otter's departments has been headed by a Democrat and overseen by a majority-Democrat commission. It's the state Tax Commission, which is constitutionally required to have four commissioners, with not more than two of them...

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

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