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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2010

MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010

FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

Judge sides with Lowe in proposed decision 

Here's a link to my full story at on U.S. Magistrate Judge Ron Bush's preliminary ruling in favor of fired Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe on a key point underpinning her wrongful-firing lawsuit, her argument that she wasn't an "at-will" employee who could be…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Clark argues separation of powers

The attorney representing the state Land Board today was none other than Merlyn Clark, the attorney who's been recently in the news as the state's hearing officer on the Highway 12 megaloads case, a decision that's now pending in his hands. Clark argued in court…

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Ysursa: 'We need leases in place'

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, who sat through the court hearing today in which fellow Land Board member Lawrence Wasden won a preliminary injunction halting the signing of new cabin-site leases, emerged from the hearing frustrated. Ysursa chaired a Land Board subcommittee that's been…

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Wasden: 'The ultimate answer'

After a judge's ruling today to grant the preliminary injunction he sought against the state Department of Lands, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said, "We welcome the court's decision. I certainly look forward to working with my colleagues on the Land Board to try and resolve…

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'An exceedingly unusual situation'

Deputy Attorney General Clay Smith said in court today that the case involves "an exceedingly unusual situation," and 4th District Judge Deborah Bail agreed. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden went to court to block a decision made by the state Land Board, on which he serves;…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2010

Labrador names legislative director

As Congressman-elect Raul Labrador continues to round out his new congressional staff, he announced today the hiring of Jason Bohrer, who most recently worked as legislative counsel for Sen. Jim Risch, as his legislative director. “I am delighted Jason has decided to join my staff,”…

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One of 'most powerful tweets' came from Idaho 

The Idaho Statesman's Dan Popkey reports this morning that Congressman Walt Minnick's concession on Twitter made Twitter's list of the "10 Most Powerful Tweets of 2010," ranking No. 8. The tweet, sent by campaign manager John Foster around 2 a.m. as Election Night stretched into…

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