Treasure Valley high school signings list

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 rroberts@idahostatesman.com.

Skyview High announces second hall of fame class

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.

Metal mining once again tops EPA toxic releases

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.

Idaho Reports: New info on Kempthorne's Dept. of Interior bathroom?

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.

San Diego State returns to Mountain West; What might divisions look like?

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

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.

Otter's 'Capital for a Day' coming to Kuna

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.

Youth Lagoon: 'Dropla'

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Boise indie-pop hero Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, dropped a gorgeous, dreamy new song this morning.

Idaho Senate rejects time and loudspeaker restrictions on Occupy Boise-prompted rules

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.

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Idaho's Labrador on the GOP: 'I want us to be known as the pro-immigration party'

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.

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