The biggest disadvantage to being a weekly publication is that often--especially at election time--news is being made as we're going to press and there's nothing we can do about getting it into print. Our press has to have the paper on Tuesday morning, which, every time an election happens, means we're just a few hours too early to include election results in the Wednesday edition. As we sent this issue off to press, the Greater Boise Auditorium District vote was under way, and in the hours that transpire between this issue being printed and hitting stands, the results will have emerged. No doubt the outcome of that election will be the day's big news to many readers. But, as regular readers know, just because that news isn't in print doesn't mean we'll be ignoring the election. Log on to boiseweekly.com and check in at our news blog, Citydesk, for election results.
Also happening on Wednesday, May 18, just as copies of Boise Weekly are hitting stands, is Boise Mayor Dave Bieter's State of the City address. Typically the mayor has some kind of big news to unveil at his annual update. In years past it has been news of a sizable donation to jumpstart the river park project, the mayor's ambitious plans for a streetcar and last year we heard about a new solar energy facility that would be built at the airport. Again, though we're not sure what to expect in this year's speech as we shove this edition of Boise Weekly off to the press, it'll be the talk of the town as readers grab their issues. And again, visit boiseweekly.com and check in at Citydesk for the goods.
As for what's actually in this edition of Boise Weekly, I'll point you to this week's main feature from staffer Tara Morgan. As Concordia University physically transforms the block across from BWHQ, a story on emerging law schools here in Boise was hard for us to overlook. As Morgan's story suggests, perhaps the effects of two law schools on Boise will eventually be hard to overlook.