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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2013

FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 2013

Idaho Public TV General Manager Peter Morrill, during his budget presentation to state lawmakers Friday, displays a sprocket from a broken snow cat track that's among IPTV's numerous maintenance requests due to aging equipment. (Betsy Russell)

IPTV marks achievements for 'lean and mean' system

Idaho Public Television has been named the No. 1 most-viewed PBS station in the country, based on Nielsen ratings, IPTV general manager Peter Morrill told lawmakers this morning.”This is news,” he said to appreciative murmurs from lawmakers on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. It means a…

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Bill: Name Capitol Auditorium for Lincoln 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — President Abraham Lincoln signed the paperwork creating the Idaho Territory in 1863. Lincoln was also close friends with Idaho's first territorial governor William Wallace. So considering Lincoln's important ties to Idaho's earliest days,…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2013

BSU boosters and 'Buster Bronco' gather with Gov. Butch Otter in the state capitol on Thursday to mark 'Boise State University Day.' (Betsy Russell)

Otter declares 'BSU Day' today 

There were cheerleaders. There were students. There was Buster Bronco. There was Gov. Butch Otter signing a proclamation declaring today to be “Boise State University Day.” And there was the band belting out the BSU fight song. All this filled the first-floor rotunda of the…

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Luna: 'A lot has changed since September'

When state schools Superintendent Tom Luna stepped to the microphone in the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee this morning after a harrowing trip in on the icy roads from Nampa, he got a laugh when he commented, “I was anticipating when I listened to the school…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013

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