Proposed nuclear plant in Payette revives legislative facility siting debate. Democorats want DEQ involved in siting decisions, but Gov. Otter prefers local decision making. MidAmerican Nuclear Energy Company will hold a public meeting at 6 pm on Thursday at Payette High School . Rocky Barker. Idaho Statesman.
Legislative auditors release report accounting for public health care spending and insurance coverage in Idaho. Lower income 18-34 year olds are least insured demographic in the state. Sandra Forester.Idaho Statesman.
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Review of problems in recent state reading tests and the state testing program, including the availability of answers to the IRI online. Deanna Darr. Boise Weekly.
Nez Perce tribe will open a commercial steelhead fishery on the Snake and Clearwater this year. Tribe asserts that it’s primary goal is to restore the runs. Eric Barker. Lewiston Morning Tribune.
CSI would like to raise $8 to $9 million in next two years. Andrea Gates. Times-News.
North Idaho law makers outline their 2008 agenda. Real estate sales disclosures and cap on property taxes are on the list. Keith Kinnaird. Bonner County Daily Bee.
Roach coaches decline offer to set up at temporary legislative offices. Denny buys mini-fridges, Jaquet is bringing a Democrat microwave and LeFavour will eat PB&J. Deanna Darr. Boise Weekly.
Idaho Values Alliance opposes Moscow City Council move to offer insurance coverage to domestic partners of city employees. City Councilman Tom Lamar: “I’m married and I live in Idaho and I don’t feel threatened by this… People need to be more confident in their own marriages.” Becky Kramer. Spokesman Review.
Third anti-Hispanic discrimination report in recent weeks in CDA. This time it’s a note left at a convenience store and the perpetrator was caught on camera. Becky Kramer. Spkesman Review.