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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 20, 2009

TUESDAY, OCT. 20, 2009

Little schedules election announcement

Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little has scheduled his "official announcement tour" to announce his candidacy for re-election as lieutenant governor, but when I looked at the tour announcement, I only saw "Brad Little for Idaho." It named his campaign co-chairs, who are the state's last...

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Host Gene Shumate of Idaho Public Televison's legislative program the year it debuted, 1972. (Courtesy photo / Idaho Public Television)

Idaho Reports gets a full hour this year

Idaho Reports, the weekly legislative program on Idaho Public Television, will be a full hour this year, which is good news for a show that happens to be the longest-running legislative program in the West. Click here for a cool history of the show, which...

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Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake, talks about efforts to prevent quagga and zebra mussels from entering Idaho waterways. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Anderson: Success so far on quaggas

Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake, says Idaho's efforts to keep invasive quagga and zebra mussels from getting into the state's waterways appear to be succeeding. "We were very successful this year," he told the Legislature's interim committee on energy, environment and technology. "We seem to...

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Price for first wolf tag: $8K

Here's a news item from AP: State wildlife officials say the first wolf hunting tag ever printed in the state has sold for $8,000 to the highest bidder. The high bid came from North Carolina resident Jonny Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops. Morris...

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University of Idaho Professor Jay O'Laughlin briefs an Idaho legislative interim committee about the potential for energy production from woody biomass in Idaho. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Wood as an Idaho energy source...

University of Idaho Professor Jay O'Laughlin just told the Legislature's energy, environment and technology interim committee that woody biomass - converting mill or forest residues into thermal and electrical energy - provided 4.7 percent of the energy consumed in Idaho in 2007, and 1.8 percent...

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