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Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 2015

THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2015




Idaho looks at banning powdered alcohol 

Now that an Arizona company has developed and is preparing to market a form of powdered alcohol, including a “Powderita” that touts, “Just add water for an instant cocktail,” Idaho’s state Liquor Division is proposing legislation to ban the product in the Gem State. Twenty-five...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2015


Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols maneuvers through the Northern Illinois defense with a pass reception during the first half of the Poinsettia Bowl on Wednesday in San Diego. (AP /  Lenny Ignelzi)

Boise State rolls in Poinsettia Bowl, wins 55-7

The Boise State University Broncos crushed the Northern Illinois Huskies 55-7 in the Poinsettia Bowl today in San Diego, setting records along the way. Idaho Statesman Broncos beat writer Chadd Cripe has a full wrapup here. Freshman quarterback Brett Rypien was the game’s offensive MVP,...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2015



NYT blog takes aim at Labrador claims 

The New York Times’ “First Draft” blog, which touts “Political News, Now,” took aim at a recent fundraising letter from Idaho 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador yesterday. In an item headed “A guide to fundraising, tea party-style,” the Times wrote, “It seems Representative Raúl R....

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U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Bergdahl leaves the courthouse Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, after his arraignment hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. (AP/The Fayetteville Observer / Andrew Craft)

Bowe Bergdahl arraigned at N.C. Army base

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, was arraigned today before a military judge on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. The AP reports that the Hailey, Idaho man deferred...

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MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015






Broadband panel backs seven-member commission

Lawmakers have continued discussing who should be on the new commission they’re recommending to oversee state school broadband aid, with proposals for seven members, nine members, and various other approaches. There’s also been discussion of calling the group a “committee” or “advisory committee” or something...

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Snow blankets trees at the top of Bogus Basin on Sunday morning, against mostly blue skies (Betsy Z. Russell)

Up in the mountains: Let it snow...

Just had to share this picture I took yesterday morning at the top of Bogus Basin, Boise’s non-profit ski area, which now has more snow than it’s had in several years. Bogus reports that its base is up to 48 inches and it’s received 4...

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