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Eye On Boise archive for April 15, 2010


Idaho Gov. Butch Otter addresses a Tea Party of Spokane rally at Riverfront Park in Spokane on Thursday, April 15, 2010. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

More on tea parties... 

Here's a shot of Idaho Gov. Butch Otter speaking at the Tea Party of Spokane rally today in Spokane, where he was the headliner. Otter drew standing ovation for his speech that focused in large part on the importance of states’ rights; he also stressed…

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Participants in the Boise Tea Party rally on Thursday, on the Idaho Capitol steps (Betsy Russell)

Sending a message...

Here's another shot of today's Boise Tea Party rally on the Idaho Capitol steps. The crowd was pretty mixed, with people of all ages, from young parents with toddlers to older people in lawn chairs to teens. There were a few campaign signs smattered among…

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Tea Party of Boise rally on the Capitol steps draws a crowd on Tax Day (Betsy Russell)

Tea Party rally draws crowd to Capitol 

There's a big crowd today for the Boise Tea Party rally on the Capitol steps, with speakers including costumed re-enactors representing such historical figures as Patrick Henry. Here's a sampling of the signs people are carrying: "King George didn't listen to us either" "Socialism=Slavery" "Legalize…

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