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Eye On Boise archive for April 19, 2010

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010


Jorgenson wants GOP challenger off ballot

A North Idaho senator's initial attempt to get his primary challenger tossed off the ballot has failed, but Sen. Mike Jorgenson says he's not giving up. Jorgenson, R-Hayden, last week filed a complaint with the Idaho Secretary of State's office saying that his GOP challenger,…

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Gov. Otter hospitalized 

Idaho's governor's office has reported that Gov. Butch Otter, who cleared his schedule earlier today because he was out ill, was admitted to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise today with flu-like symptoms and dehydration. "He is undergoing tests, and updates on his condition…

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Salzburg withdrawing from 1st CD primary race

Allan Salzburg, one of the five Republicans on the ballot for the 1st District congressional primary race, is withdrawing from the race and throwing his support to both Raul Labrador and Vaughn Ward, the two leading candidates in the primary contest. "Both Raul and Vaughn…

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Science teachers honored

Four Idaho science teachers were honored today with the Governor’s Industry Award for Notable Teaching in Science, or GIANTS award. Kuna High School teacher Angela Hemmingway; Edward Katz of Bonners Ferry High School; Jennifer Martin of Homedale Middle School; and Ponderosa Elementary School (Post Falls)…

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Hoffman: 'A rising leader' 

Wayne Hoffman, head of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, discusses his disenchantment with the mainstream media and his role as a political activist in an article by AP reporter John Miller, in which Hoffman refuses to disclose how his group is funded; click below to read…

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Why openness in government matters...

It was a great honor for me this weekend to be presented with the 2010 Max Dalton Open Government Award from the Idaho Newspaper Foundation; there's info here. Here are the other nominees for the award this year: * Melody Finley, who has been a…

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