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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 16, 2009

MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2009

Fired Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe is suing the state for wrongful termination, charging sex discrimination, political pressure and more. (Betsy Russell)

Pam Lowe files sex-bias suit against state 

Idaho's first-ever female transportation director was fired, in part, simply for being a woman, a lawsuit filed today charges. Pam Lowe, who last week filed a "whistleblower" complaint against the state alleging that she was fired for resisting political pressure to favor a big campaign…

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Wasden: Idahoans could share in Vonage settlement

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says Idahoans who had trouble canceling their Vonage Voice Over Internet Protocol service may be eligible for refunds, as part of a new multistate legal settlement. Consumers with unresolved complaints dating back to January 2004 may be eligible; they must…

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How to cope with budget crunch...

Here's a link to my full story from Saturday's Spokesman-Review on the latest on Idaho's state budget crunch, from Gov. Butch Otter appealing for money-saving ideas from citizens to Moscow Democratic Rep. Shirley Ringo's proposal for a 5 percent income tax surcharge to stave off…

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