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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 24, 2009

TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2009

Idaho's first-ever prison rape conviction 

Idaho's state Department of Correction says the case of Cody Vealton Thompson, who was convicted by an Ada County jury Nov. 17 of raping his cellmate and attempting to intimidate a witness, is the first conviction of an inmate for raping another inmate inside an…

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Legislative budget analyst Paul Headlee, left, and legislative budget Director Cathy Holland-Smith, right, work on budget issues amid the boxes at the newly renovated state Capitol on Tuesday. Theirs are among the first offices to move back into the renovated structure, which opens to the public Jan. 9. (Betsy Russell)

Back to work in Capitol

Legislative budget director Cathy Holland-Smith, right, and budget analyst Paul Headlee, left, work on budget issues amid the boxes on the third floor of the state Capitol today. Legislative Services workers were the first to move back into the newly renovated Capitol and go to…

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Lowe: 'Taxpayers need to know what's going on'

Former Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe, in an interview with NPR Boise State Radio's Don Wimberly, talked about her dispute with the state over her firing - a dispute that's resulted in a wrongful-termination lawsuit - and her reasons for going public over the dispute.…

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