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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 30, 2009

FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2009

This view shows the inside of Idaho's state capitol dome, viewed from the rotunda. The Capitol has been closed for renovation for two years; it reopens in January. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

A day of contrasts...

Yesterday was a day of sharp contrasts for me, when I went from photographing Idaho's maximum security prison - likely the least accessible of all our public buildings in the state - to the state Capitol, which traditionally has been the most accessible, but has...

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Guv: 'Turning parking lot into a real highway again'

Gov. Butch Otter celebrated today at a ceremony marking the completion of a project to widen the most-traveled section of I-84 in Idaho, between Meridian and Garrity Road. "Finally we’re turning this twice-a-day, six-and-a-half-mile-long parking lot into a real highway again,” Otter said. “Now it’s...

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It's not just us...

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa notes that the law that permits candidates for federal office to run as long as they're a resident of the state they'll represent on the day of the general election is the U.S. Constitution - and the rule applies...

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Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, joined by legislators and state elected officials, announces his re-election campaign Friday in Boise's Capitol Park. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Little launches re-election campaign

Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little launched his re-election campaign today under a fine drizzle in Capitol Park in Boise; now, he's off to Idaho Falls and Coeur d'Alene for additional announcements. "Government should only be there to protect and create opportunity for individuals and businesses,...

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