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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 9, 2009

MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2009

Roberts loses campaign manager 

Idaho state Rep. Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, who's running for the 1st District congressional seat, has gotten off to a rather slow start in his campaign, lagging far behind fellow GOP hopeful Vaughn Ward in fundraising eight months out from the primary election. As of the…

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Blake Hall resigns from national GOP role

Former Idaho Republican Party Chairman Blake Hall, a lawyer, longtime public official and prominent political player in the state, has resigned from his seat on the Republican National Committee, Idaho party Chairman Norm Semanko announced today, two days after Hall reported to the Bonneville County…

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Fallout from health care reform vote 

Both of Idaho's representatives, Mike Simpson and Walt Minnick, voted against the health care reform bill in the House over the weekend, while the two split on a stringent anti-abortion amendment that was added to the bill at the last minute; Simpson voted in favor,…

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Wolf season closes in McCall zone 

Idaho Fish & Game says the wolf hunting season is closed as of today in the McCall-Weiser zone, where the limit of 15 wolves was reached. It's the second of 12 zones in the state in which the wolf hunt has closed; the first was…

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