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Eye On Boise archive for Aug. 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 10, 2010

Idaho gets $1.9 million in drug settlement

Idaho will get $1.9 million in a legal settlement with four prescription drug manufacturers, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced today. “This settlement reimburses unfair costs to Idaho taxpayers,” Wasden said, through Medicaid reimbursements. Click below to read his full announcement.

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Artifact hunter sentenced for federal crime

A 60-year-old Arco woman has been sentenced to federal probation and restitution for unauthorized excavation of archaeological resources, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Roxanne Hale was given three years probation for the federal crime, ordered to pay $9,265 in restitution, and prohibited from being…

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MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

UI law classes in Boise start in two weeks

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho says the American Bar Association has signed off on the school's proposal for a third-year law program in the state's capital city. The university announced Monday that classes will…

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Labrador on 'Young Guns'... 

Yes, I know this news first broke on Friday, but I was on vacation then, so here's a link to my full story on GOP congressional candidate Raul Labrador's decision to join the NRCC's "Young Guns" candidate recruitment program after all, a turnaround from his…

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Adler to head UI public policy center 

Former Idaho State University political scientist David Adler has been named director of the University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research, where the UI says he will "take the University of Idaho to center stage" on public policy issues…

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Rescuers sued in skier death

The heirs of a skier from New York who became lost outside the boundaries of Grand Targhee ski area in January and died of hypothermia are suing the Teton County Sheriff's Department, Teton County, Idaho Search and Rescue, and others for $5 million in a…

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SUNDAY, AUG. 8, 2010

FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010

Betsy Russell windsurfs at "The Wall," in the eastern Columbia River Gorge near Rufus, Ore. (Charlie Russell)

Fun in the sun... 

OK, this time, I'm in the picture. Here, I'm windsurfing in the eastern Columbia River Gorge at "The Wall," near Rufus, Ore., today. Later in the afternoon, when the wind picked up, the river swells got really big and smooth, and super-fun. It's a bit…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 2010




WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4, 2010



Right to work, 25 years later...

Interesting look by the Idaho Statesman's Dan Popkey today at the political and economic ramifications of the right-to-work fight in Idaho 25 years ago, and its ripples today, as Gary Glenn, the leader of the push back then, returns to Idaho for a gala Thursday…

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Otter responds to Allred gas tax plan

Gov. Butch Otter has dismissed Democratic challenger Keith Allred's proposal for a 3-cent cut in Idaho's 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax and a corresponding hike in fees on heavy trucks, saying it shows "a lack of leadership and credibility." Allred's proposal came after Otter's transportation funding task…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 3, 2010

Campaign moves outside district to save money 

The AP reports that GOP congressional candidate Raul Labrador has moved his campaign office outside the 1st Congressional District in a money-saving move, closing his Eagle office and moving into existing GOP office space in downtown Boise. In a statement to The Associated Press, Labrador's…

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MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010

Democratic Idaho gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred calls for a 3-cent cut in Idaho's 25-cent per gallon gas tax, in a press conference Monday at a Boise gas station. (Courtesy photo)

Allred calls for 3-cent cut in gas tax

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred aims to cut Idaho's gas tax by 3 cents and says Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's push to raise more money for roads is misguided. Allred would cut the…

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