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THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011

Nonini Backed Luna Plan From Get-Go 17 

House Education Chairman Bob Nonini told Sherri Wood, president of the IEA, “Although my name doesn't appear on these bills as a sponsor, I have been very supportive since the superintendent and the governor have shared these bills. … I am supportive of these bills,…

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Landers: Don't Deify McClure Just Yet 

The legend-making began quickly this week with news that former Idaho Sen. James McClure, 86, had died. Even in the case of a politician’s death, Americans have a natural inclination to soften edges, revise history and speak kindly of the deceased out of respect for…

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AM Headlines -- 3.3.11

Airway Heights corrections officer Jeff Rude waves to passing motorists Wednesday during a Teamsters Local Union 117 informational picket in Airway Heights. State prison workers are demanding immediate steps to improve staff safety. John Craig SR story here. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins,…

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Otter ♥ Floating Green Not Wilderness 15 

When Gov. Butch Otter spoke to the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee in Washington, D.C., this week, he wanted to make a point about how little wilderness means to his home state. “There are more people in one day, probably, that play golf on the…

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BYU Boots Davies For Sex Violation 26 

A BYU fan holds up a sign in support of the Cougars' forward, Brandon Davies, before an NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico in Provo, Utah, Wednesday. Davies was suspended for the reminder of the season for having premarital sex, violating the university's honor…

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Sis: GOP Solons Will Close Primaries 

Chief Judge of the District Court for the District of Idaho, Lynn Winmill, a Clinton appointee, found that the Republican Party is deprived of its first amendment right to assembly by Idaho's open primary system. Pursuant to the Republican party's request, Judge Winmill declared that…

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Sam: NIdahoans Aren't Lazy Bums 

Sam: For most people who lose their jobs, it seems to me that what unemployment pay provides is hardly enough to likely keep up with all of the bills your full wages/salary would have. That sure doesn’t seem like very much of an incentive to…

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Judge Requires Online Identities 11 

A Marion County judge has ruled, for the first time in Indiana, that news media outlets can be ordered by the court to reveal identifying information about posters to their online forums. In rulings this week and last week, Marion Superior Court Judge S.K. Reid…

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