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Eye On Boise archive for May 27, 2010

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010

Settlement in works for UI retiree lawsuit

Here's a news item from The Associated Press: MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A proposed settlement between the University of Idaho and 268 former employees over changes to their insurance benefits could finish a long-simmering legal fight between the two sides. The retirees filed a notice…

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Wasden recovers $1.2M for Idaho from drug firms

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has reached a settlement with two prescription drug manufacturers that requires them to pay Idaho more than $1.2 million in a dispute over how much they charged Idaho Medicaid for drugs based on published average wholesale prices. “Where published prices…

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Candidate Rex Rammell with his giant inflatable dinosaur (Betsy Russell)

Benewah is T-Rex country? 

GOP gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell, the former elk rancher and militia movement backer whose campaign trademark this year was a giant inflatable T-Rex he towed behind his brightly decorated campaign RV, took 26 percent of the vote to incumbent Gov. Butch Otter's 54.6 percent in…

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GOP: 'Things are changing before our eyes'

Here's a link to my day-after story on the primary election, in which everything from tea party activism to social media hijinks contributed to a shakeup for the GOP, from the defeat of six sitting Republican lawmakers to the upset in the congressional race. Idaho…

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