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Eye On Boise archive for July 2005


How Idaho will decide

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne has announced the process for picking the design for Idaho’s state quarter: Anyone in the state is invited to send in their suggestions by email to or by snail-mail to Idaho Quarter, Idaho Commission on the Arts, P.O. Box 83720, Boise,…

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2005

Idaho on a quarter

If you could capture the essence of Idaho in a design not much bigger than a thumbnail, how would you do it? It’s no idle question – the time is drawing near for Idaho to start designing its official state quarter, which will be issued…

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Smylie's on the stump

Rep. Steve Smylie, R-Boise, a schoolteacher and four-term state representative, has formed an exploratory committee to look into a possible run for state superintendent of schools. “I’ve formed a committee, had a poll done, raised a few thousand dollars,” Smylie said. “I’m months away from…

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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2005

Marley may run

State Superintendent of Schools Marilyn Howard won’t say whether she’ll run for re-election for a third term – there’s a while yet ‘til the 2006 election – but rumor has it that she won’t. Howard is currently the only Democrat holding statewide elected office in…

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FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2005


Oxley leaving AP for D's

Veteran reporter Chuck Oxley of the Associated Press is leaving AP to become the new communications director for the Idaho Democratic Party. His hire is one of several the Democrats are making with money being handed out by the national Democratic Party at the urging…

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Governor remembers answering to Strong

If it seems like Gov. Dirk Kempthorne is particularly receptive to the counsel of Deputy Attorney General and natural resources specialist Clive Strong, perhaps it’s because when the two began their acquaintance, Strong was the authority figure. Kempthorne, who was noting lots of University of…

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2005

Al's backyard means 'upper echelon'

According to a press release from 1st District congressional candidate Norm Semanko, an upcoming campaign kickoff barbecue in GOP fundraiser Al Henderson’s backyard is a sign that Semanko is an “upper echelon politician.”“The campaign kickoff bar-b-que hosted by Henderson is considered a premier event in…

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