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Eye On Boise archive for July 19, 2010

MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010


Minnick rejects Tea Party Express nod 

Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick has decided to decline an endorsement from the Tea Party Express group - he was the only Democrat the national Tea Party group endorsed - in the wake of the group's spokesman posting a controversial blog about the NAACP that Minnick…

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Case proceeds, contract grows...

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on developments in the Pam Lowe case today, in which the former ITD director is suing the state in federal court, alleging wrongful firing; meanwhile, the Idaho Transportation Department acknowledged that a controversial management contract that…

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Parties tangle, accusations fly 18 

The political war of words between the state's top party leaders continues today, with Norm Semanko, Idaho Republican Party chairman, issuing a statement sharply critical of Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Keith Roark's guest opinion last week, which was entitled, "You Have Been Invited to Leave…

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IACI: Beware politicians who tout small biz 

The Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry, the influential lobby group that represents the state's largest businesses, sent out a guest editorial last week warning Idahoans to beware of "candidates of every political persuasion" who call for promoting small businesses. "In reality, the real cynical…

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The immigration issue... 

A white paper from Boise State University's public policy center, which analyzed the results of immigration questions in the most recent statewide BSU Public Policy Surveys in 2006 and 2007, found strong concern among Idahoans about illegal immigration: 54 percent said undocumented immigrants reduce the…

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