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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 29, 2010

MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010

Prosecutor: Secret tax deals not a crime 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho prosecutor has declined to pursue a criminal case stemming from allegations that Idaho State Tax Commission leaders gave politically connected taxpayers inappropriate settlements. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press,…

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Wolf meeting: 'A path forward'

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter joined Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar at a meeting this morning in Lakewood, Colo. to discuss the status of wolf management in the three states - a meeting Salazar called. Afterward, the…

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New congressman still paying off student loans 13 

Idaho’s newest congressman-elect is a 42-year-old attorney and former state lawmaker, but he’s also still paying off thousands in student loans. “It’s how I got through law school,” said Idaho Rep.-elect Raul Labrador. The Project on Student Debt, a nonprofit research group funded by the…

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Idaho Congressman-elect Raul Labrador, left, and wife Becca in Washington, D.C. during the orientation for new members of the U.S. House of Representatives (Courtesy photo)

Labrador in D.C.: 'Such a privilege' 

Idaho Congressman-elect Raul Labrador, after a week of new member orientation in Washington, D.C., pronounced the experience "amazing." "I just felt the entire week like it was such a privilege to be there, and I was just in awe that the people of Idaho had…

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Idahoans can now legally sell the skins of a limited number of rattlesnakes like this one, something that previously was strictly illegal, thanks to new Idaho Fish & Game rules. (Courtesy photo / Idaho Fish and Game Department)

Rattlesnakes and roadkill... 

Thanks to concerns from Idaho state legislators, Idahoans now may legally sell up to six rattlesnake skins a year, and the state’s Fish and Game Department is looking into whether to allow Idaho hunters to salvage some road-killed animals. “I’m all for it,” said Rep.…

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