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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 5, 2010

FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2010

The week that was...

Here’s a link to the fourth week of Idaho’s legislative session in pictures, as a slide show. Let your cursor hover over the bottom part of the picture frame, and the captions will appear as the slide show plays. Tonight, on Idaho Public Television’s “Idaho…

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Allred faults Otter for 'irrational pessimism' 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred slammed GOP Gov. Butch Otter today for what he called his "irrational pessimism and recklessness," saying that in two weeks of travel around the state, he's heard concerns from people across the political spectrum over Otter's proposed budget cuts to…

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Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, question state prisons chief Brent Reinke in the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Friday morning, after returning from two days off for surgery. (Betsy Russell)

Ringo back on the job

Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, is back at work in the Legislature, after missing two days for surgery for peripheral artery disease in her legs. The procedure was a follow-up to more major surgery she had in October for the disease, which if left untreated would…

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Prisons: Spending less now...

Questions from JFAC members for state Corrections Director Brent Reinke included whether it'd be helpful if Idaho set up some kind of early-release mechanism for prisoners now. Reinke said the department has been evaluating "what good time might look like in Idaho," referring to time…

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