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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 2009

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7, 2009

Memorial ceremony for Idaho journalist Chuck Oxley, at Municipal Park, Boise. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Remembering Chuck...

More than 100 people gathered in the crisp fall coolness of sun-dappled Municipal Park in Boise this afternoon, to remember Chuck Oxley, the 46-year-old longtime Idaho journalist who died in a car accident last weekend. Chuck, who'd been a reporter for various newspapers and the...

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Like a forest fire...

I asked Mark Travers, a research scientist at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, if the institute has done studies in other states like its examination of bar air quality in Idaho, and whether the results were comparable. The answer: Yes, in 35 other states. "The...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2009

Idaho author wins PEN award 

Kim Barnes, author and University of Idaho professor of creative writing, has been awarded the PEN USA award for fiction for her second novel, "A Country Called Home." That's a prestigious award, putting her in the company of such other winners this year as creative...

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More Idaho kids insured 

While the number of Americans without health insurance has been rising for the past decade, the picture is different in Idaho, where the percentage who lack insurance has stayed roughly the same - except when it comes to children. Far more of Idaho's children were...

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MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2009

Study: Bar air way worse than smog

Fine-particulate air pollution in Boise bars that permit smoking is 36 times worse than outdoor pollution levels in the valley, according to a new study by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute released today by the Coalition for a Healthy Idaho, and four times the EPA's...

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