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Protesters Occupy Wildlife Refuge in Oregon

John Freemuth is quoted in a VOA article in regards to the “Armed protesters [who] continue to occupy a U.S. national wildlife refuge in the western state of Oregon”. Protesters argue that federal officials have mistreated local ranchers. Freemuth comments … (Read More) Protesters Occupy Wildlife Refuge in Oregon

BLM Grant to Assist with Western Wildfire Strategies

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has granted The Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University a five-year, $100,000 per year cooperative agreement grant. “The objective of the grant is to bring together federal, state, tribal and local … (Read More) BLM Grant to Assist with Western Wildfire Strategies

Boulder-White Clouds

Scott Lee, a visiting Assistant Professor for the Department of Public Policy and Administration, published an article titled “From CIEDRA to Wilderness: An unsuccessful attempt at collaboration in the Boulder-White Clouds” in The Blue Review. The article opens up with a dispute … (Read More) Boulder-White Clouds

Wendy Jaquet Receives the Brenda Maynard Walters Award

Wendy Jaquet, a doctoral student and adjunct faculty, was awarded with the Brenda Maynard Walters Award from Go Lead Idaho. The Brenda Maynard Walters Award honors women who support other women in a collaborative spirit. Wendy served in the Idaho House … (Read More) Wendy Jaquet Receives the Brenda Maynard Walters Award

Wildfires Effect Sage Grouse Population

Dr. John Freemuth comments on the Sage Grouse population in an article by Frankie Barnhill for Boise State Public Radio. Although the population of Sage Grouse has increased by 63 percent over the last two years, this did not take into … (Read More) Wildfires Effect Sage Grouse Population

Jim Weatherby comments on Idaho’s “discrimination against particular denominations or religions” in the Idaho Statesman

Jim Weatherby, a political science professor emeritus at Boise State University, comments on Idaho’s “discrimination against particular denominations or religions” in an article regarding “Idaho’s history of religious fear” (Struyk). This article addresses a variety of topics including Mormon voting … (Read More) Jim Weatherby comments on Idaho’s “discrimination against particular denominations or religions” in the Idaho Statesman

John Freemuth was quoted on KBOI-TV

“BSU public policy professor John Freemuth said the governor’s plan is a reflection of a recovering economy, which is a stark contrast from just a few years ago.” Original Source: KBOI-TV, 1/13/15 Gov. Otter has tried tackling education funding for some … (Read More) John Freemuth was quoted on KBOI-TV

Jim Weatherby was mentioned in Twin Falls Times-News

Jim Weatherby Emeritus Faculty member of Boise State University was mentioned by Nathan Brown in Twin Falls Times-News in an article BLOG: Analyzing, Mapping the Superintendent’s Race, which Some Voters Skipped. Original Source: Twin Falls Times-News, Otter hits back at Balukoff, defends handling of prison … (Read More) Jim Weatherby was mentioned in Twin Falls Times-News

Public Invited to Join Discussion About Election’s Impact

The Blue Review (TBR), Boise State’s journal of popular scholarship, and the Boise Weekly newspaper will hold a post-midterm elections breakdown panel discussion at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Boise State Downtown, 301 S. Capitol Blvd. A distinguished panel of … (Read More) Public Invited to Join Discussion About Election’s Impact

Jim Weatherby is quoted in the Spokesman-Review on Idaho Governor’s race

Eye On Boise: Balukoff hits airwaves with first campaign ad of Idaho guv’s race “Tired of business as usual in Boise? … on a change platform,” said Jim Weatherby, Boise State University emeritus professor and longtime observer … Balukoff hits airwaves with … (Read More) Jim Weatherby is quoted in the Spokesman-Review on Idaho Governor’s race