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Playing hardball: Otter backs challenger to Sen. Pearce in another center-right showdown

In a rare move, Gov. Butch Otter has endorsed first-time candidate Abby Lee over Senate Resources and Environment Committee Chairman Monty Pearce, an eight-term GOP lawmaker from New Plymouth. Pearce is backing Sen. Russ Fulcher’s challenge to Otter. The endorsement

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Boise State to host ‘Application Day’ events May 8 in Boise, Nampa

Boise State University will host two Application Day events on Thursday, May 8, to assist prospective students with the admission and financial aid process. This is in advance of the May 15 priority admission date for the fall 2014 semester.

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Forum set Thursday for Democrats seeking open Boise House seat

Troy Rohn and Melissa Wintrow will appear at a forum sponsored by the North End Neighborhood Association and the District 19 Democratic Legislative Committee. The pair seek to replace freshman Rep. Holli Woodings, who is running for secretary of state.

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Honorary doctorate from BSU for human rights champion Shuler

Marylin Shuler, who received her master of public administration from Boise State in 1978 and led the Idaho Human Rights Commission from 1978 to 1998, will receive an honorary doctorate in the May 17 spring commencement ceremony. Shuler, 74, was

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Balukoff pans Otter’s approval of guns on campus, NRA says college will be safer

Democrat A.J. Balukoff says GOP Gov. Butch Otter erred Wednesday in signing a bill allowing some students and retired law enforcement officers to carry guns on Idaho’s eight public college and university campuses. “It was totally unnecessary and I think

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to visit Boise State

Charlie Savage, Washington correspondent for the New York Times, will deliver the Andrus Center’s inaugural Freedom of the Press address at 7 p.m. on March 18. Savage’s presentation, entitled National Security and Freedom of the Press, will be held in

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Boise State prof in New York Times: ‘When May I Shoot a Student?’

Boise State biology professor Greg Hampikian authored a pungent satire in Thursday’s New York Times exploring the real-life impacts should Senate Bill 1254 become law. The bill is being heard this morning in the House State Affairs Committee, which is

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BSU prof, Boise school trustee Rohn to make second bid for Legislature

oise State professor and Boise School Board member Troy Rohn is running to replace Democratic Rep. Holli Woodings, who is leaving her District 19 seat to run for secretary of state. Rohn carried 35 percent of the vote in a

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Memorial for Bethine Church set Saturday at Boise State

A memorial for Bethine Church will be held in the Simplot Ballroom of the Student Union Building at Boise State University. The Church family invites the public to attend the 90-minute event, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Parking is

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Source: Prince, Gregory won’t be part of Bryan Harsin’s Boise State football staff

By Chadd Cripe ccripe@idahostatesman.com © 2013 Idaho Statesman Offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Robert Prince and linebackers coach Bob Gregory will not be part of new coach Bryan Harsin’s Boise State football staff, a source told the Idaho Statesman

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