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Edit: Size Matters In Lowe Settlement

Take your pick: Either former Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe got the boot without cause and in violation of a law that protects people in her position from political reprisals. Or Lowe was the victim of blatant sexism. She took on cronyism and because she lost, more of your tax dollars went into the pockets of Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter's corporate allies. And when she wouldn't knuckle under, a powerful state senator threatened to change the law to make transportation more susceptible to political interference. Only the size of the check Idaho wrote to Lowe to settle her three-year lawsuit - after paying its own lawyers almost $540,500 to fight off the case - will illuminate what truly happened/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Why isn't there more of an uproar re: this firing by the Otter administration?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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