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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 13, 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012

The crowd at an oversight hearing on sage grouse Monday afternoon included one audience member dressed as a big, fuzzy bear. (Betsy Russell)

Sage grouse hearing draws crowd, 'bear' 

At a joint hearing of the House and Senate Resources committees this afternoon on state-federal oversight and the sage grouse, there was lots of concern that efforts to improve habitat for the unique fowl in order to avoid endangered species listing might be as onerous…

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Otter offers to send Kitzhaber 150 wolves

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has offered to send Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber 150 wolves, saying his own state has a few of the predators to spare. Monday's offer came in a tongue-in-cheek…

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Congressman Raul Labrador greets Idaho state Rep. JoAn Wood, R-Rigby, after his election announcement on the Statehouse steps Monday. (Betsy Russell)

Labrador launches re-election bid 

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador announced his bid for a second term on the Statehouse steps today, flanked by more than 30 state lawmakers who served with him when he was a state representative and a bevy of the state's top GOP elected officials. Labrador said…

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Senate GOP emerges from caucus

Senate Republicans have emerged from their closed-door caucus after 20 minutes; Caucus Chairman John McGee, R-Caldwell, would say only that the confab was to discuss "procedural issues." There were lots of discussions on Friday about amendments, rules and HB 404, the bill to evict the…

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