Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012

State sues feds over UI fire after ROTC BBQ

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state of Idaho is suing the federal government for nearly $1.6 million because state attorneys say members of the U.S. Navy's Reserve Officer Training Corps negligently caused a fire at the University…

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012

Idaho Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane addresses a full house at the historic Portia Club in Payette on Wednesday night, for a seminar on Idaho's open records and meeting laws. (Betsy Russell)

Learning about open meetings, records

There was an excellent turnout last night in Payette, where more than 35 folks filled the historic Portia Club to learn about Idaho's open meetings and public records laws at the latest IDOG seminar - that's Idahoans for Openness in Government. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence…

Continue reading this post »

Micron announces 30 layoffs in LED program 

Here’s a news item from the AP and the Idaho Statesman: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Micron Technology Inc. is scaling back on its plans to develop energy-efficient lighting technology it launched in 2009, leading to the layoff of at least 30 workers. Micron spokesman Dan…

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012

Otter opts for state-based exchange in Idaho 

Here's a link to my full story at on Gov. Butch Otter's announcement today that he's recommending a privately operated, state-based health insurance exchange in Idaho as the best option for Idaho to maintain control over how health care reform operates in the state.…

Continue reading this post »

Otter's decision applauded, decried... 

The Idaho Health Exchange Alliance, a coalition of more than 400 insurers, businesses, individuals and trade associations in Idaho, applauded Gov. Butch Otter's decision today to recommend that lawmakers approve a privately operated, state-based health insurance exchange. "We're very grateful that Gov. Otter has shown…

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

The groomed slopes of the Main Street run at Brundage Mountain Resort on Monday; the resort announced Monday that it'll open for the ski season on Friday. (Brundage Mountain)

Brundage to open for skiing Friday

Brundage Mountain Resort announced today that it will open for the ski season on Friday. "We got 9 inches of new snow since Thursday," the resort reported. "At this point, we have just enough snow to open three of our five lifts, but more snow…

Continue reading this post »

Dunham joins Risch Pisca

The Boise law and lobbying firm Risch Pisca has announced that Mark Dunham, former CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Idaho, is joining the firm as a legislative consultant. "Mr. Dunham has had a very long and distinguished career in Idaho Policy and Politics…

Continue reading this post »

Idaho school funding back in spotlight

Last week, Gov. Butch Otter told a crowd of more than 400 people that Idaho is "probably not" meeting the state Constitution's requirements to provide for education. The implications of that are serious: The state currently is being sued over the issue. “I would say…

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012

Eye On Boise

News, happenings and more from the Idaho Legislature and the state capital.

Blog Archives

Dec. 2012
31 28 27 24 23
21 18 17 14 13
12 11 10 07 06
05 04 03