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Eye On Boise archive for May 15, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

Tue., May 15, 2012, 8:45 p.m.

Results start to trickle in...

Election results are starting to flow in, though it's just a trickle to start with. No big surprises as of yet, with Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador easily defeating their primary challengers - 71%-29% for Simpson over Chick Heileson, and 82%-18% for Labrador over...

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Tue., May 15, 2012, 5:09 p.m.

Idaho reaches deal to boost prison medical care 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― The Idaho Department of Correction has agreed to increase staffing and dramatically increase medical care oversight as part of a long-running lawsuit over conditions at a prison south of Boise. The agreement filed...

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Sign directs voters to polling place at Hillside Junior High in Boise on Tuesday, for the state's primary election. (Betsy Russell)

Tue., May 15, 2012, 4:13 p.m.

Primary turnout light so far...

Initial reports are suggesting a light turnout for today's first-ever closed primary election in Idaho, though that could still change, since the 5-8 p.m. time is the heaviest voting period of the day. "From 5 to 8, you either make it or break it," said...

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