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Eye On Boise archive for July 8, 2010


Tax commissioners to donate furlough pay

The AP reports that tax commissioners will donate the pay they're being forced to accept for what they had anticipated would be unpaid furloughs: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's top tax collectors are donating vacation time to an employees' leave fund after they were barred…

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UI settles with retirees

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho and more than 250 retired employees have settled a lawsuit over changes to the retirees' insurance benefits. The settlement was approved by the Latah County District Court on Thursday,…

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International Basque seminar coming to BSU

An international academic seminar on Basque immigration will be held at Boise State University July 28-30, at the height of the once-every-five-years "Jaialdi" celebration of Basque culture. The seminar, held in a different European or U.S. location each year, will include scholars from the U.S.,…

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Minnick's fundraising called 'impressive' 

The national political media is making much of preliminary fundraising numbers released by Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick for the upcoming campaign finance report, which isn't due until July 15; CQ Politics reported today that Minnick's campaign raised $410,000 from April through June 30, putting his…

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The fair fiesta fracas...

Here's a link to the letter sent by the Bonner County Republican Central Committee to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, about the committee's plans to "make a statement at the Bonner County fair" by departing from the fair's "Fiesta at the Fair" theme, and instead decorating…

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