Monthly Archives: January 2014

Borah High basketball star returns to hardwood tonight

Senior point guard Isaiah Wright was medically cleared to return to practice earlier this week and will play his first game since breaking his right wrist Friday at Meridian High. Tipoff is 7:30 p.m. Wright has helped the Lions win

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Posted in Varsity Extra

Fulcher loans $100k to campaign, 40% of his take

In the first 10 weeks of his campaign to unseat two-term GOP Gov. Butch Otter, Republican Sen. Russ Fulcher reported raising about $252,000, including a $100,000 loan from himself. Fulcher was the last of nine candidates for governor to file

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Posted in Election Central, Idaho Politics

DT Deuce Mataele returns to Boise State football team, but can’t play until 2015

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2014 Idaho Statesman Defensive tackle Deuce Mataele has returned to the Boise State football program, the school confirmed Friday, but can’t play until 2015. That will be his only season of eligibility. Mataele was declared

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Posted in Bronco Beat

Boise’s Sesqui-shop will continue with more art, history and culture

Boise’s Department of History will extend its successful run at the Sesqui-shop in Downtown Boise with a celebration of local art, music and culture. The department set up the shop at 1008 W. Main St. as a hub for the

Posted in ArtsBeat

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

When you aren’t making last-minute Valentine’s Day restaurant reservations … 1. FREAK OUT AT THE MUSEUM Boise Art Museum has two new exhibits with a dark edge. You can check out “Vampires and Wolf Men” Feb. 1 to May 25

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Posted in Words & Deeds

New-look Rebels still present big challenges for Broncos (w/video)

When the Mountain West basketball preseason polls came out in October, Boise State and UNLV tied for second. After slow starts, both are 5-3 in conference play, currently tied for fourth. Both have won four of their last five and

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Posted in Extra Points

Twenty questions, more or less, on Common Core exam

After a heated hearing on a new test aligned to Common Core standards, Chairman John Goedde urged Senate Education Committee members to submit written questions to state education officials. Sen. Steven Thayn took Goedde up on the suggestion — and with gusto.

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Posted in The EDge

4th Annual Warm Hearts, Toasty Toes sock drive collects thousands of pairs for Boise charities

Icon Credit Union and the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage collected nearly 3,500 pairs of socks for donation to those in need. “This year’s sock drive was by far the biggest one yet,” said Icon President and CEO Connie Miller.

Posted in Helping Works

San Francisco State mourns passing of Idaho-raised art professor

An email in the in-box this morning noted the passing of renowned realist painter and San Francisco State University Professor Emeritus of Art Richard McLean. He died at age 79 on January 3, after an extended illness. McLean was born

Posted in Our Towns

So far, Balukoff self-funding 82 percent of run for Idaho governor

Democrat A.J. Balukoff salted his campaign mine with nearly $91,000, providing 82 percent of the money he raised after announcing his run for governor in early December. Balukoff has said the campaign to be the first Idaho Democratic governor elected

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Posted in Election Central, Idaho Politics