• Issue of
  • Mar 16-22, 2005
  • Vol. 13, No. 37

News

  • How Radiation Can Hurt You
  • Features
  • How Radiation Can Hurt You

    Plutonium existing in the environment is mostly in the form of microscopic dust particles of plutonium-239, mainly from the remnants of nuclear weapons testing and nuclear reactor accidents.
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  • New Species Found South of Boise

    The military doesn’t like it when you talk about fairies but the Idaho National Guard sure does. A new species of freshwater fairy shrimp has been discovered in normally dry playa lakebeds 12 to 15 miles South of Boise managed by the ING within the Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
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  • A School District's Company Housing?

    Some communities will go to any length to avoid paying teachers a living wage. Like Idaho's own Wood River Valley, where the Blaine County School District has announced plans to build clusters of duplexes for teachers who are not able to afford the sky-high Sun Valley home costs.
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  • Car Crash
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  • Car Crash

    Boise's downtown drivers got a bit of rush-hour eye-candy last week when a wayward SUV crashed into the front of the Key Bank Financial building on Idaho St. between Capitol Blvd. and 8th St.
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  • Three wins for the ACLU

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho is on a roll after recent victories in three local court cases. First, on February 25, the ACLU won an open records case forcing the Idaho Department of Agriculture to hand over plans with a full account of pollution information to the Idaho Conservation League.
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  • Worst drought ever

    Another week, another apocalyptic forecast about Idaho's impending drought. The latest revelation comes from the Idaho Department of Water Resources, in a cheerful report titled "Outlook is Grim."
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Food & Drink

  • Food News
  • March 16, 2005

    Celebrating st. Patrick's Day With food and Drink • Certified Organic Dinners from Daily Blessing Foods, Inc. • Beer and Wine Nights at Taste • National Beef Cook-Off: Last Call for Entries
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  • Winesipper
  • Pino Gris

    The French call it Pinot Gris, the Italians, Pinot Grigio-different names for the same grape that stylistically can produce very different wines. The French model leans toward the richer end of the scale.
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Arts & Culture

  • Arts News
  • New Fiction and Poetry Classes

    The Log Cabin Literary Center is offering a new set of classes this spring, beginning Thursday with an ongoing poetry workshop. The workshop is an opportunity for writers with previous experience to address the senses through verbal pictures.
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  • Best Bets March 16–23

    Wildlife Photographer Show • Da Vinci Code lecture • The Tiller's Folly • The Full Monty • Boise Flower and Garden Show • Buddhist Qigong Retreat • Wilderness Presentation
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