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Eye On Boise archive for June 2007

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2007

Elk rancher wants to take on Risch in primary

Controversial eastern Idaho elk rancher Rex Rammell says he’ll announce on Tuesday that he’s going to run for the U.S. Senate – Larry Craig’s seat, to be exact. “Guess who is my likely opponent? Jim Risch,” he chortled over the phone. “We’re gonna go head-to-head…

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Micron reports big loss

The rumors have been swirling for a while, and today the news came out: Micron Technology has posted a net loss of $225 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2007, and Steve Appleton is stepping down as president, though he will remain as CEO…

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The news I missed

While Gaza exploded into violence and the woodsy neighborhoods where the locals live at South Lake Tahoe (my old stomping grounds from way back when) turned into a fiery inferno, it appears that not much happened here in Boise in the past two weeks while…

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Back in a blink

My eye on Boise will be turned elsewhere for the next two weeks – helping chaperone my daughter’s high school Latin Club trip to Italy. Let me know what I miss. Ciao!

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MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2007

Four nominated for Idaho Supreme Court

The Idaho Judicial Council has forwarded four names to the governor for the opening on the Idaho Supreme Court that’s coming up at the end of July when Chief Justice Gerald Schroeder retires. The four nominees: Michael Gilmore, deputy attorney general; Joel D. Horton, 4th…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007

Aggressively targeting aggressive driving

Starting this Sunday, Idaho law enforcement agencies will launch an enforcement campaign against aggressive driving, which contributes to more than half of all car crashes in the state. The campaign will run June 10-23, and then again from July 15-28. “More than 36,000 people in…

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More evidence that Idaho's booming

Idaho has picked up a couple more economic distinctions in the past week – the state Commerce & Labor Department reported that Idaho led the nation for its increase in gross state product in 2006, and the Idaho Housing and Finance Association reported that U.S.…

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Otter names Gwartney to head Admin

Gov. Butch Otter has named his transition director and longtime friend, Mike Gwartney, to head the state Department of Administration, now that former state Controller Keith Johnson has left that post to work for Oracle. Gwartney is a former Boise Cascade executive who headed Otter’s…

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Otter says decision to cut funding was ‘difficult’

Gov. Butch Otter sent a letter to the co-chairs of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee late yesterday responding to legislative inquiries about cuts he’s making in several early childhood programs, including Parents as Teachers. Otter said in the letter that the decision to eliminate federal welfare…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2007

You could help run new community college

Want to run a community college? Here’s your chance. The new College of Western Idaho is accepting resumes and cover letters from Canyon or Ada County residents who are interested in serving on the board of trustees for the newly approved community college. “We’re looking…

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