Eye On Boise

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017

New phosphate mine approved in southeastern Idaho 

Two federal agencies have approved a 2.4-mile-long open pit phosphate mine proposed by a Canadian company in southeastern Idaho. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service late last week issued separate records of decisions approving the plan by Calgary-based Agrium. The BLM manages the area...

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Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking, right, visits one of the dozens of booths set up in the Capitol rotunda for the annual Buy Idaho show on Wednesday, highlighting Idaho products and services. (Betsy Z. Russell)

It's 'Buy Idaho' day in the Capitol...

It’s “Buy Idaho” day in the Capitol, when the annual Buy Idaho show fills three floors of the Capitol rotunda, showcasing Idaho products and services and offering freebies galore. The show includes everything from honey to home inspections, cherries to beef jerky. It’s open to...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017







Idaho House panel introduces new liquor license bill 

Idaho bars with liquor licenses would be required to be open at least 20 hours a week and must sell at least 20 drinks a week under a new proposal introduced in an Idaho House panel on Tuesday. Under Idaho's current law, a single liquor license is allowed for every 1,500 residents of cities. This quota system has resulted in long waiting lists...

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Otter to attend Trump inaugural 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter will depart Wednesday for Washington, D.C., where the governor will take part in a Medicaid roundtable in the Senate Finance Committee hearing room on Thursday morning; and the couple will attend the Congressional Leadership Inaugural Celebration,...

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