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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 2011

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011

First Lady Lori Otter, left, dressed as a referee, and Gov. Butch Otter, right, dressed as a Boise State football player, host their second annual kids' trick-or-treat on the state Capitol steps on Monday, where they handed out candy and toothbrushes to trick-or-treaters. (courtesy)

Costumed up for trick-or-treat... 

First Lady Lori Otter and Gov. Butch Otter dressed up as a referee and a Boise State football player for their second annual trick-or-treat event on the Capitol steps today, at which they handed out candy and toothbrushes to costumed kids.

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Shaping a new Idaho Energy Plan...

As Idaho lawmakers work on the first major update to their groundbreaking 2007 state energy plan, draft recommendations would have them back off from pushing incentives for renewable energy development and drop energy efficiency and conservation from the “highest priority” to just a priority. Others…

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Dems vote 70-0 to keep party primary open 

The Idaho Democratic Party, at its fall state central committee meeting over the weekend in Sun Valley, voted to keep its primary election open to all voters, rather than closing it to anyone but registered party members as Idaho Republicans have opted to do. "Not…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2011

THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2011

Bustamante records yield disturbing details

As reporters comb through the thousands of documents released by the University of Idaho yesterday regarding former professor Ernesto Bustamante, disturbing details are emerging, from allegations that the professor engaged in orgies with students to his not only denying his victim's complaints against him, but…

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Bustamante records show he talked of shooting students

Records released by the University of Idaho yesterday include student evaluations from the fall of 2010 in which a student complained that then-Professor Ernesto Bustamante talked about shooting students, the Associated Press reports. "He talked about shooting students, which was disturbing, and implied that he…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2011

Idaho's Legislative Council meets on Tuesday (Betsy Russell)

Lawmakers oppose adding back cut staffers

Idaho's Legislative Council, the joint committee that handles the business of the Legislature when it's not in session, today voted down a proposal to add back two legislative staff positions to partially make up recent years' cuts. Legislative Services Director Jeff Youtz presented a request…

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MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2011

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