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Eye On Boise archive for Aug. 2006

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16, 2006

A festive, low-key scene

The scene both inside and outside the Dick Cheney-Bill Sali fundraiser was both low-key and festive. Inside, Sali supporters in the specified “business attire” sipped wine, ate cheese and crackers and hors d’oeurves, hugged and laughed as they waited for the vice president to arrive....

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Cheney: 'You all know Bill'

Vice President Dick Cheney gave GOP congressional candidate Bill Sali his unqualified support at a Boise fundraiser this afternoon, calling Sali “a great candidate for Congress” and adding, to a crowd of about 160 supporters, “You all know Bill.”The $125-per-person fundraiser offered Sali supporters a...

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Bonner values to rise, but not as much

The state Tax Commission, sitting as the Board of Equalization, came up with a compromise plan for Bonner County taxable values today that will mean increases from 2005 levels, but not by as much as an earlier, disputed assessment that jumped values 62 percent countywide.Tax...

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MONDAY, AUG. 14, 2006

Howard treated for cancer

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Marilyn Howard is being treated for breast cancer, her office just announced, and is undergoing surgery today. “Once Howard recuperates from today’s surgery, she and her physicians will determine appropriate follow-up treatment,” said a statement from Jennifer Oxley, Howard’s new...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 4, 2006

How would the Risch tax plan affect you?

Just in case you're wondering, we've developed an online calculator so you can find out for yourself. How much would you save from the proposed reduction in Idaho's property tax? How much more might you spend with the proposed increase in sales tax? What's the...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 3, 2006

Risch replaces another agency head

Gov. Jim Risch today named David Brasuell the new acting administrator of the Division of Veterans Services, replacing Joe Bleymaier, whom Risch’s office said resigned last week. The Veterans Affairs Commission – which Brasuell currently chairs – is charged with nominating a permanent director. Brasuell...

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