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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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Reports: Boise State’s Petersen no longer a candidate at USC; Washington coach taking job

By Brian Murphy bmurphy@idahostatesman.com Well, that was fast. Boise State football coach Chris Petersen went from front-runner for the University of Southern California vacancy to non-candidate pretty quickly, according to national media reports. Chris Petersen and James Franklin are top

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Boise State football: Name the Score contest for BSU-Wyoming

Above: Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick By Brian Murphy bmurphy@idahostatesman.com © 2013 Idaho Statesman The Name the Score contest returns for its fifth season here at Murph’s Turf. Many thanks to all the readers who have participated (and won), as

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Bronco Nation: Last bobblehead of 2013 in stores Friday

It’s hard to believe that the last of four Boise State bobbleheads for 2013 is be released at Jacksons Food Stores Friday morning, starting at 6 a.m. But then again, there are just three games of the regular season left: Wyoming

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Boise State football: Name the Score for Colorado State game

By Brian Murphy bmurphy@idahostatesman.com © 2013 Idaho Statesman The Name the Score contest returns for its fifth season here at Murph’s Turf. Many thanks to all the readers who have participated (and won), as well as the fine folks at

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