• Issue of
  • May 16-22, 2007
  • Vol. 15, No. 46


  • Numbers Game

    Community college vote on May 22 could help Democrats
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  • The Onion Does Idaho

    The satirical newspaper The Onion took on Idaho today, in a story quoting Lt. Gov. Jim Risch.

    The headline?

    "Idaho Legislature Declares English Only Language They Know."

    We'll have the link inside.

    Update: Risch's reaction: "Baloney."

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  • i48 Contest Time Clarifier

    Just in case you're setting your calendar:

    The 2007 i48 Film Festival and Competition showtimes for Saturday, May 19th, are 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. at The Flicks theater.

    The "Best Of" screening is set for Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the mighty Egyptian Theatre.

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  • And A Blogger Would Lead Them

    Online, he goes by the handle "faustus37" and keeps up a steady partisan chant on various Democratic blogs.

    In real life, he's W. Lane Startin, a 33-year-old insurance agent from Twin Falls.

    But he's thinking he'd like you to call him "governor."

    Emphasize the "thinking about it" part.

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  • Indigent Development?

    Ada County has decided to consolidate, bringing the positions of development services director and director of indigent services under the control of one person.

    John Traylor, current Director of Indigent Services, was named the new Development Services Director on Thursday, taking over from Gerry Armstrong, who recently left the position to take a job with Hubble Homes.

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  • Auld Gets A Deuce

    Just days after he was featured in the Idaho Statesman opining against the Community College taxing district, anti-property-tax crusader Jim Auld must have been celebrating.

    Late Tuesday night, Auld was picked up by Boise Police for irregular driving, and found to have a blood alcohol content of .12, according to BPD officials.

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  • Vote Today

    Today is the day to vote whether to create a new community college in the Treasure Valley, funded by an increase in property taxes.

    The ballot is fairly simple: Go here for a sample of what it might look like.

    Voting today is like any other election in Ada or Canyon counties. Go here for voting locations. Polls close at 8 p.m.

    We'll have results right here as soon as they're handy.

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  • Yes, It Has a Hemi

    The next time you’re toying with the idea of a high-speed police chase, you might want to think again.

    The Idaho State Police unveiled the department’s newest toys, 33 2007 Dodge Chargers, which will be hitting the highways starting today.

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  • Vote Early, Vote Often

    Ada County is giving voters the chance to cast their ballots early for the upcoming community college special taxing district election.

    Anyone who cannot vote on election day, or who just wants to get a jump on things, can take advantage of early voting at locations in Boise, Eagle and Meridian ahead of the May 22 election day.

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  • Gas Mask Anyone?

    It should come as no surprise to those of you who noticed the sickly haze hanging over the valley this morning, that we have an air quality problem.

    The City of Boise issued a burn ban this morning, outlawing all open burning and wood burning within the city.

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