LINE commission meets this week. The Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission will meet May 16 in Idaho Falls.

The commission makes recommendations to the governor on policies and actions of the State of Idaho to support and enhance the long-term viability and mission of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and other nuclear industries in Idaho.

“There is an incredible opportunity for Idaho, its businesses, and its institutions of higher learning to lead our nation and the globe in pushing the new frontiers of safe, clean nuclear energy development,” Gov. Little said. “The LINE Commission remains dedicated to advising us so we can promote the advancement of nuclear energy and ensure the vitality of the INL.”

The LINE Commission meets May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the INL Meeting Center, located at 775 MK Simpson Boulevard in Idaho Falls. The meeting agenda and additional information about the LINE Commission are available at

Appointments made to PERSI & District Court. Gov. Brad Little has announced appointments to Idaho’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERSI) Retirement Board and the Seventh Judicial District Court.

Darin DeAngeli will serve on the Retirement Board for PERSI. DeAngeli has worked as an attorney and certified public accountant for more than 25 years. DeAngeli received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Oregon and his undergraduate degree from Boise State University.

“Darin has dedicated his career to understanding complex legal and financial issues,” Little said. “His commitment to detail in these matters makes him an extremely trustworthy and capable choice to handle the precious assets of Idaho’s state employees.”

Steven W. Boyce is appointed as District Judge to Idaho’s Seventh Judicial District. A vacancy was created in the Seventh Judicial District Court when Honorable Gregory W. Moeller was appointed to the Idaho Supreme Court by former Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter.

“Judge Boyce has distinguished himself as a thoughtful and prudent attorney and jurist, committed to the people of southeast Idaho,” Little said. “His continued service to the State of Idaho is thoroughly appreciated.”

Boyce practiced law in southeast Idaho for more than 20 years before being selected to serve as magistrate judge of the Seventh Judicial District in Idaho Falls. He is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law.

“I am extremely honored to have been selected by Governor Little for this position,” Boyce said.  “I look forward to serving this great region of Idaho and will strive to live up to the expectations placed on me through this appointment.”

Idaho’s Seventh Judicial District serves Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, and Teton counties.

Governor’s schedule this week

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 

Governor Little will issue a proclamation for Fill the Boot, an annual fundraising campaign organized by the International Association of Firefighters to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases in the Ceremonial Office at 1 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019

Governor Little will make an announcement regarding his Our Kids, Idaho’s Future Task Force in the Ceremonial Office at 11 a.m.

Governor Little will award medals to the six recipients of the Idaho Medal of Honor in the Lincoln Auditorium at 2 p.m.