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Submitted by Darin Oswald on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 3:25pm, updated on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 3:27pm
Submitted by Rachel Roberts on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 2:42pm, updated on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:13pm
National Signing Day is Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Below is a list that includes Treasure Valley athletes (2013 graduates unless otherwise noted) who have either signed a letter of intent or have verbally committed to compete for a college or university. The information was provided to the Statesman by high school coaches and administrators or by club team officials. College commitments and signings can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Rachel Roberts on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 1:52pm, updated on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 1:52pm
The Skyview High School Athletics Hall of Fame will induct Cade Woolstenhulme and Kirsti Blackhurst-Kemp into its 2012 class on Friday.
Woolstenhulme is a 2000 graduate who played football, basketball and baseball for the Hawks. Blackhurst-Kemp graduated from Skyview in 2001, lettering in volleyball, basketball and track and field.
Skyview's hall of fame was founded to honor and perpetuate the contributions of those people who have left a "Legacy of Excellence" and distinction to its athletic department and school community.
Submitted by Rocky Barker on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 1:42pm
The Environmental Protection Agency released its annual Toxics Release Inventory for 2011 and has been the case for year, the metal mining industry has the highest releases.
The metal mining industry self-reported the release of 1.9 billion pounds of toxic chemicals in 2011. This represented 46 percent of all toxic pollution reported.
Submitted by Greg Hahn, Idaho Public Television on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 1:15pm
A story is making the rounds today from an Atlanta TV station about the costs of a bathroom remodel at the Department of Interior when Idaho's former Gov. Dirk Kempthorne was secretary.
We caught it on one of the cable channels as we were flipping channels at our little Capitol Mall office.
It says a four-year-old Freedom of Information Act request by a reporter at WSB-TV was finally answered, and came with photos of swanky hardware used and other high-cost elements of the $222,000 remodel.
Submitted by Brian Murphy on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 12:24pm, updated on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 5:09pm
By Brian Murphy
By Brian Murphy
Highlights from Thompson's press conference
• Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said the league's athletic directors will meet, possibly as soon as Monday, to discuss divisional alignment.
Submitted by Dan Popkey on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:33am, updated on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 9:23am
Gov. Butch Otter's monthly roadshow that brings him, other elected officials and agency chiefs to cities across Idaho will be in Kuna Jan. 25.
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:26am, updated on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 10:28am
Submitted by Dan Popkey on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 9:58am, updated on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 11:15am
The Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday rejected three sections of a 39-page rule that was adopted in response to the 2012 Occupy Boise protest.
Three rule sections were rejected: A seven-day limit on protests and other events; all time restrictions, including a ban on events on the main Capitol steps between midnight and 6 a.m., and a requirement for a permit to use an amplifying device and a provision allowing police or Statehouse security to shut down a "disruptive" event.
Submitted by Dan Popkey on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 8:58am, updated on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 9:02am
Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, was one of six panelists at a Tuesday Capitol Hill forum sponsored by Politico, saying, “I want us to be known as the pro-immigration party. I want us to be known that we welcome people to this country, that we want people to be successful. I want our party to take this lead on immigration reform.”
Labrador also advocated a multi-pronged approach to immigration reform in the new Congress, rather an a comprehensive bill.