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Eye On Boise archive for July 25, 2010

SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010


Christina Schaeffer loads croquettes into plastic bags on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in preparation for the Jaialdi festival at the Basque Market in Boise, Idaho. The Basque community celebrates Jaialdi every five years with cultural events and traditional foods. (Jessie L. Bonner / AP Photo)

Jaialdi organizers: It's not about politics

As one of the largest Basque communities in the United States prepares for the traditional Jaialdi festival in southwestern Idaho, a not-so traditional Basque president is expected to be among the visitors, the AP reports. Patxi Lopez was elected last year, ending nearly 30 years…

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Sandpoint drops water fluoridation 

Here's a news item from The Associated Press: SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — The Sandpoint City Council has voted to quit adding fluoride to the municipal water system that also serves communities from Kootenai to Dover. The 4-2 vote last week followed comments by more than…

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