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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 2, 2009

MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2009

Wolf hunt closes in one Idaho zone

Idaho's wolf hunting season has closed in the Upper Snake zone in eastern Idaho, where hunters have now taken the limit of five wolves. It remains open in the remaining 11 zones, but two others are nearing their limits: In the McCall-Weiser Zone, with a…

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CWI gets $7.5M gift from Albertson Foundation

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation announced today that it's giving $7.5 million to the College of Western Idaho, fulfilling an earlier pledge to give a total of $10 million to Idaho's newest community college. In December of 2008, the foundation awarded the college $2.5…

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League backs permanent-absentee ballot measure

The Idaho League of Women Voters has endorsed an initiative petition to let Idahoans request permanent absentee ballot status, rather than have to request an absentee ballot every time there's an election, a change that's been supported in the past by the state's county clerks…

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Layoffs hitting from holdback

Dozens of Idaho state employees lost their jobs in the past month as a result of midyear state budget holdbacks imposed in late September, and more cuts are coming. Gov. Butch Otter’s decision to impose varying budget cuts at different agencies meant some were hit…

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