Eye On Boise archive for July 2013


Senate bill would give Idaho another U.S. District judgeship

Idaho would get a new U.S. District Court judgeship, under legislation introduced yesterday in the U.S. Senate. The Federal Judgeship Act of 2013, introduced by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, and Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Delaware, chairman of the judiciary subcommittee on bankruptcy and the...

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TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

Grasshopper infestation hits Valley County

There's a big grasshopper infestation in Valley County, the AP reports, with the state Department of Agriculture reporting crop damage and an explosion in the insect's numbers since July 4. State standards say a grasshopper outbreak reaches damaging levels when there are eight grasshoppers per...

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ITD, feds at odds over Highway 12 megaloads

The Lewiston Tribune reports today that the U.S. Forest Service is revising one of its interim criteria on megaloads at the request of the Idaho Transportation Department, but the two agencies remain at odds over the prospect of giant truck shipments across U.S. Highway 12...

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MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013

Luna hires Quarles as chief deputy superintendent 

Idaho state schools Superintedent Tom Luna has announced that he's hired Roger Quarles, currently a BSU professor and co-director of the Idaho Leads project at Boise State University, as his chief deputy superintendent; Quarles will start Aug. 19. He is also the former superintendent of...

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Highway 12 megaloads controversy takes another turn...

The controversy over shipping oversize loads to Alberta’s oil patch through an Idaho river corridor took another turn last week, reports Spokesman-Review reporter Becky Kramer. Two giant water-purification units arrived at the Port of Wilma in Clarkston, but it remains unclear when, or if, the...

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FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013

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