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Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 17, 2008

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2008

Dems: Don't raise legislative pay

Back in June, a citizens committee recommended that state legislators get a 5 percent raise this year, from $16,116 to $16,921, effective this month. The committee's recommendation takes effect unless lawmakers reject it by concurrent resolution prior to the 25th day of the upcoming legislative...

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Two warming cars stolen in a week

Meridian police say two cars that were parked and running, as their owners tried to warm them up on cold mornings, have been stolen so far this week. They've issued a theft warning, according to the AP, cautioning drivers to carry two sets of keys...

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Bursting the Airborne bubble

How said. The makers of "Airborne" dietary supplements have agreed to change the way they market their products, as a result of a settlement with Idaho, 31 other states and the District of Columbia, according to Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. The sad part: This...

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Treasure Valley CPI drops

The overall consumer price index in the Treasure Valley dropped by 2.2 percent in November, according to Wells Fargo, which tracks it. That exceeded the national CPI drop for the month of 1.9 percent (or 1.7 percent seasonally adjusted). That national seasonally adjusted figure was...

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Land Board freezes cottage site rents 

Idaho's top elected officials have agreed to freeze the rents they charge cabin owners on state lands for the next year. The narrow, 3-2 vote brought sighs of relief from cabin owners who crowded into the old courtroom where the state Land Board meets, some...

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