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KRFP Evening Report January-March 2008 News Archive

Scroll through recent editions of KRFP Evening Report below.


January-March 2008
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Monday, March 31 US Supreme Court Agrees to Take Idaho Case Against Unions who Support Political Candidates, Idaho Legislature Comes to Agreement on Drug Treatment Funding, Area Jurisdictions Tasering Statistics Reported

Friday, March 28 Special: Excerpts of League of Women Voters Presentation by Greater Moscow Alliance President Chair Steve Busch and Moscow Civic Association President Bruce Livingston

Thursday, March 27 1500-Bed Prison Proposal Dead, Spring Snowstorm Closes Schools, Local Option Property Tax Constitutional Amendment May Have Tough Time in Senate, Property Price Disclosure Bill Killed

Wednesday, March 26 Senate Overrides Otter Veto of Drug Treatment Programs, MCA & GMA Directors Share Bill at League of Women Voters, 2 Transportation Bills Pass Idaho House, Area Journalist Publishes Book About Kayaking 900 Miles from Redfish Lake to Ocean

Tuesday, March 25 Flurry of Bills Pass Legislature as Lawmakers Move Towards Adjournment, Business Property Tax Phase-Out Gains Favor, Vehicle Emissions Test Bill Passes Senate, Sen. Simpson Promotes Streamlining Nuclear Power Plant Licensing

Monday, March 24 WSU Gets $25 Million Grant from Gates Foundation, Peace Rally Attracts 130 in Moscow, 9th Circuit Rules Against Canyon County Suit Targetting Businesses Who Employ Undocumented Foreigners, City Committee Considers Dissolving Southeast Moscow Sewer District.

Friday, March 21 Special: Hawkins Mall Panel, 2nd Installment

Thursday, March 20 Idaho Senate Votes to Change State Retiree Plan, New Dorms on Tap for WSU, Joseph Street Bridge Construction to Begin Soon, Official Stance on US 95 Route Seems Unlikely

Wednesday, March 19 Judicially-Mandated Mediation Breaks Down in Al-Kidd Case, Palouse Farmers Explain Why Biofuel Production Doesn't Work for Them, Rammell to Run for US Senate as Independent, Idaho Senate Approves Tax Breaks to Attrack Uranium Processing Plant

Tuesday, March 18 US Supreme Court Accepts Washington Primary System, Idaho Supreme Court will Hear Arguments Over Sentencing in Meister Murder Case, House Approves $134 in Garvee Bonds for Idaho Roads, Ringo Favors Local Option Taxes but Against Constitutional Amendment, City Council Hears about Idaho Dept. or Water Resources Application to Sell Water to Hawkins

Monday, March 17 Moscow Transportation Commission Presents Downtown Parking Recommendations, Idaho House to Require Audit of Transportation Dept., State Employees to Get Small Raise, Review of Bills Passed by Washington Legislature, Legislator-Turned-Lobbyist who Inspired Revolving Door Bill is Running for Legislature Again

Friday, March 14 Special: Excerpts from Panel on the City of Moscow's Sale of Water to Hawkins Companies for their Planned Mall in Whitman County

Thursday, March 13 Proposed Local Option Tax Constitutional Amendment Causing Controversy, Idaho Senate Passes Increased Fines for Those who Damage Lake Beds, Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Random Drug Tests for School Athletes

Wednesday, March 12 $120 Million Bill to Phase Out Business Equipment Property Tax Passes House Committee but is Opposed by Local Governments, Bill Consolidating Local Elections Introduced in House, Washington Legislators Hope to Pass Supplemental Budget & Go Home Tomorrow, Waters Must Stay in Jail Until Sentencing for Arson, Gold Mine in Nevada Shut Down for Failure to Stop Mercury Emissions Into Streams Flowing to Idaho

Tuesday, March 11 W.R. Grace to Pay a Quarter Billion to Feds for Libby, Montana Asbestos Clean-Up, Palouse Prairie Charter School Fails to get State Approval for the 2nd Year in a Row, Idaho Budget Writers to Use Bonds to Pay for $70 Million Mental Health Prison

Monday, March 10 Stegner Approves Large Jury Pools for Two Trials Related to Shooting Deaths, Woman Convicted in Tacoma of Being Lookout for Arsonists, City Committee Moves Forward with Hawkins Water Sale Application and Sustainable Purchasing Policy, Drug Free Scholarship Bill Killed in Committee

Friday, March 7 Special: City Council Upholds Insurance Policy Benefits for Domestic Partnerships. Excerpts from Monday's Public Comments and Council Discussion

Thursday, March 6 County Approves Jail Study Money, House Approves Grocery Tax Credit Change, Legislature Budgets for Buildings, Moscow Affordable Housing Commission Chair Outlines Plan for Helping Low Income Home Ownership

Wednesday, March 5 Critics Say Water Sale Hurts Trust in City Government, Council Mmeber Krauss Says it was City's One Chance for At Least Some Control, Governor Withdraws Vehicle Registration Fee Increase Bill Designed to Help Roads, Coal-Fired Plant Responsible for Worst Columbia Gorge Air Pollution

Tuesday, March 4 City Council Backs Domestic Partner Insurance Policy, Provides Money to Study Joint Law Enforcement Center, Noose Drawing on UI Campus Causes Anger and Concern, Legislators Backing Business Equipment Tax Break

Monday, March 3 City Council to Consider Employee Insurance Tonight, Moscow Urban Renewal District Plan Presented, Idaho Day Care Reforms Rejected in Legislature, Man Convicted of Environmental Sabotage has Sentence Reduced in Eugene

Friday, February 29 Special: City Council Administrative Committee Discussion on City Employee Health Benefits and Defending the Plan from Legal Challenge

Thursday, February 28 City Attorney Fife Believes it's Legal for Moscow to Sell Water Across State Line to Hawkins, Final Work on Latah Trail to Begin in mid-April, Federal Wildlife Officials Designate 42,700 Sq. Miles for Lynx Habitat

Wednesday, February 27 Delling Found Too Mentally Ill to Stand Trial for Boise Murder, Local Officials Discuss Adding 100 Jail Beds to Joint Law Enforcement Facility to Help Pay for Itself, 11 Groups Announce Plans to Sue Over Wolf De-Listing

Tuesday, February 26 New Idaho Teachers' Pay Raise Plan Passes Senate Committee, Rule Preventing People from Testifying at Public Hearings about Feedlots if they Live More than a Mile Away May be on the Way Out, US Fish & Wildlife Service to Review Possible Sage Grouse ESA Listing Again

Monday, February 25 Moscow Administrative Committee Sends Domestic Partner Insurance Policy to Full Council for Discussion, Otter Gives up on Private Prisons, Field Burning Deal Puts Idaho DEQ in Charge, Ag Undersecretary Mark Rey Faces Jail for Fishkills

Friday, February 22 Special: City Council Preliminary Discussion of Dep. Attorney General's Opinion on City Insurance Policy, Mayor Chaney's State of the City Address

Thursday, February 21 Wolves Taken Off Endangered Species List...Enviro Groups to Sue, Psychologist Says Accused Moscow Murderer Delling too Mentally Ill to Stand Trial for Boise Murder, 6.0 Nevada Quake Felt in Southern Idaho

Wednesday, February 20 City Council Hears From Residents Angry over Hawkins Water Sale, City Attorney Answers Council Questions on Potential Lawsuit Over Domestic Partner Benefits, Chaney Gives State of the City Address to Chamber, Corps Says Dworshak "Unsafe or Potentially Unsafe," Lewis Drops Out of Congressional Race, FAA Retracts Horizon Airliner Report on Falling Object

Tuesday, February 19 New Idaho Teachers Pay Raise Plan Introduced in Boise, Possible Meteor Reportedly Hits Ground Near Highway 26 in Adams County, Washington, Idaho Prosecutors Want an Extra 60 Days to Decide on Death Penalty

Monday, February 18 Deputy Attorney General Letter to Moscow City Attorney Fife in 2005 Casts Doubt on Legality of Hawkins Water Sale, Bill Passes House that Could Allocate 2.3 Million for Groundwater Study in Latah County, Washington House Votes to Expand Domestic Partnerships

Friday, February 15 Special: Heart of the Arts Executive Director Jenny Shenemen on the 1912 Building Renovation

Thursday, February 14 Last Weeks Bill Preventing Local Concealed Weapons Bans Gets Makeover, Northern Idaho Water Adjudication Plan Faces Legislative Changes, Moscow P&Z Sets Goals for 2008, Director Describes Moscow School District Adventure Club

Wednesday, February 13 Senate Ethics Committee Says Craig Acted Improperly in Minnesota Anonymous Sex Sting Case, City Officials to Discuss Insurance Policy that Led to Assistant Attorney General's Opinion, Conservation Group Says Otter Should Rethink His Bighorn Sheep/Domestic Sheep Working Group

Tuesday, February 12 Anti-Gay Group Claims Attorney General Opinion Says Moscow Insurance Policy Domestic Partner Benefits for City Employees Likely Unconstitutional, Luna will Proceed with New Teachers' Merit Raise Program without Job Tenure Stipulations, Hunger Group Says Grocery Tax Rebate Should Include Poorest Citizens

Monday, February 11 Idaho Senate Judiciary Committee Head Vows to Block Drug Sentencing Reform Co-Sponsored by 4 House Members, I-STARS as Proposed Likely Dead in Idaho Senate, Huckabee Protests Washington Caucus Results

Friday, February 8 Special on Water Rights Sale: Moscow City Council Discusses Agreement with Hawkins without Disclosing its Contents Until After the Vote

Thursday, February 7 Suspected Mad Cow Beef May Have Been Served in Moscow Schools, Wind & Snow Closes Roads & Schools, Legislature Wants to Prohibit Local Governments & Colleges from Banning Guns

Wednesday, February 6 Obama Landslide in Idaho Caucuses, Northern Idaho Water Adjudication Angers Panhandle Officials who are Pushing Bills to Slow Down or Kill Process, Field Burning Could Return in Late Summer

Tuesday, February 5 Moscow City Council Approves Water Sale to Hawkins Companies, Judge Orders Attorneys to Conference in Al-Kidd Illegal Imprisonment Lawuit Against Former Attorney General Gonzalez, Schweitzer to Hire 300 in Pullman

Monday, February 4 Whitman County Strikes Infrastructure Deal with Hawkins Company and Moscow Council to Consider Groundwater Appeal Settlement at Tonight's Meeting, Bush Budget Would Slash 400 Million from Forest Service and Severely Cut Salmon Recovery, Obama Campaigns in Boise

Friday, February 1 Special: Moscow School District Curriculum Director Cindy Bechinski

Thursday, January 31 Snow Closes Schools, Universities, Roads & Streets, Local Progressives want to Influence Democratic Platform Starting with Tuesday's Idaho Caucuses, French Nuke Company Wants to Build in SE Idaho, Moscow School District Has Levy Money to Begin Hiring

Wednesday, January 30 Moscow Schools Look to Help Accelerate High School Students into College Courses, Grocery Tax Rebate Debated in Legislature, Hailey Mayor, Chief of Police & Council Member to Sue Idaho Over Marijuana Ordinances Passed by Voters

Tuesday, January 29 Travel Conditions Remain Poor Due to Blowing Snow, Whitman County Commissioners May Decide on Hawkins Mall Infrastructure Bond Next Monday, Moscow May Bill Landlords Instead of Tenants for Utilities in Some Cases, 50 Attend Orofino Roadless Hearing

Monday, January 28 Southern Idaho Nuke Plant Proposal Near Payette Cancelled... Another Pending, New Homeland Security Rules for Canadian Border Crossings Opposed by Idaho Lawmakers, Bill Banning Employment Discrimination Against Gays Unlikely to Get Full Committee Hearing in Boise

Friday, January 25 Entire Interview with Mayor Chenay on Palouse Groundwater and Corridor Development, Judge says Moscow School District Gets Levy Increase Money for This School Year, Suit Filed over Giant Palouse Earthworm

Thursday, January 24 Bus Heading to Roadless Meeting in Orofino Monday, Flooding a Possibility if Temperature Goes Up & Rain Occurs, UI Wants 35 Million from Donors to Upgrade ASUI Kibbie Dome, 1912 Building Upgrades Coming.

Wednesday, January 23 Moscow City Attorney to Talk with Hawkins Companies about City's Water Rights Appeals, Moscow Council Affirms Police Right to Cite Those Making Noise Even Without Neighbor Complaints, Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board Hears Appeal of WSU Water Consolidation

Tuesday, January 22 Mayor Chaney says Proposed Hawkins Development not Respective of Spirit of Water Conservation on the Palouse, Idaho Legislature Committee Moves Bill Adding Sexual Orientation to State Human Rights Law, Legislature & State Leaders Want to Spend More on Substance Abuse Prevention

Monday, January 21 Pollution Control Hearings Board to here Appeal of WSU Water Rights Consolidation Tuesday, Compromise Moscow Noise Ordinance Change Before Moscow Council Tuesday Night, Latah Commissioners Interested but Slightly Less Enthusiastic About Regional Lanflill Idea, Idaho Hispanic Leader Tells Story at MLK Breakfast

Friday, January 18 Special: Larry LaRocco Visits Moscow on US Senate Campaign Trail, Excerpt from Electronic Frontier Foundation Talk

Thursday, January 17 UI Auxiliary Services to Look Into Selling Bookstore, Luna Proposes Scaled-Back Teachers' Merit Pay System, Idaho House Committee Rejects Plan to Get Rid of Tax Exemptions

Wednesday, January 16 Former Congressman Larry LaRocco Visits Moscow in Bid for Senate, Electronic Frontier Foundation Speaker Tells WSU Students About Their Music Download Rights & Playing the Radio in Public Places, Local Developer Outlines Plans for 'Silo Square'

Tuesday, January 15 Judge Bradbury Holds Boise Hearing in Moscow School District Case, UI President White Supports Dual Locations for Law School, ACLU Files Brief Supporting Craig Saying Stall Sex is Private

Monday, January 14 Moscow Council Majority Said to Want to Sell Water & Sewer Services Across State Line for Hawkins Companies Development, City Administrative Committee Sends Compromise Noise Ordinance Changes to Full Council, Field Burning May Return to Idaho If Deal with Plaintiff Safe Air for Everyone is Reached.

Friday, January 11 Special: State of the State/Legislative Preview with Rep. Shirley Ringo

Thursday, January 10 Rausch Wants more Jail Cells in Joint Law Enforcement Center to Help Pay Costs, Indian Hills Sixth Addition Passes P&Z Hurdle, Yardley Consultant Report Gets More Criticism from UI Faculty, Otter Will Try Tribal Gas Tax Agreements Ratified

Wednesday, January 9 Heavy Snow Impacts Palouse, Idaho Tied for Last in Education by Education Week Report, Governor Proposes Slashing Idaho Employee Retiree Health Benefits, Rep. Shirley Ringo says Fighting I-STARS is Top Priority

Tuesday, January 8 December Latah County Jail Inmate Death Ruled Health-Related, Craig Files Appeal in Minnesota, New Moscow Council Takes Oath & Outgoing Mmebers Comment, Hawkins Companies Wants Public-Private Partnership with Whitman County to Build Infrastructure for Mall

Monday, January 7 Governor Otter Porposes Transportation Funding & Secure $70 Million Dollar Facility for Mentally Ill Inmates in State-of-the-State Address, New Moscow Council Takes Oath Tonight, Hawkins Companies wants Whitman County to Pass $10.5 Million Bond for Mall Infrastructure

Friday, January 4 Special: Legislative Preview with Sen. Gary Schroeder & Rep. Tom Trail, both of Moscow

Thursday, January 3 Rep. Tom Trail Opposes I-STARS & Believes Felony Dog-Fighting Bill will Pass This Year, KRFP will Likely be Forced to Move This Year, Latah County Assessor Vaughn Would Like Mandatory Selling Price Reporting

Wednesday, January 2 Frederick Russell Gets Maximum Prison Sentence for Three Vehicular Homicides, Legislature Convenes Monday and Senator Schroeder says Teachers' Tenure is Top Issue, Latah County to Move to Electronic Voting

Tuesday, January 1 Special: State Senator Kate Kelly Pt 2; Idaho's Ethics and Disclosure Laws, and Lack Thereof.





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