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Eye On Boise archive for July 15, 2010

THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010

Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol (Courtesy photo)

Rep. Hart's tax woes add up to $700K 

Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s tax problems appear to be worse than previously disclosed. When federal tax liens filed against Hart's various business entities are combined with the hundreds of thousands in liens the IRS has filed against him personally in his ongoing fight over…

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Minnick has $1M cash edge over Labrador 

Republican congressional challenger Raul Labrador has just filed his campaign finance report, showing he raised $101,616 from May 6 to June 30, spent $78,246, and has $68,789 on hand for his campaign. Incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick raised $291,966 during the same period, spent $93,778, and…

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Rabid bat attacks fisherman near Hailey

A fisherman on a tributary of the Wood River west of Hailey encountered an aggressive bat last weekend, and is now being treated for rabies after the bat tested positive for the fatal viral illness. It's the second rabid bat of the season identified in…

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Boise Police ban texting while driving

The police department of the largest city in the state is banning texting while driving for its officers on patrol, an interesting move after the Idaho Legislature this year failed to pass such a ban for all Idaho drivers, even with an exemption in it…

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