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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 14, 2010

THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

GOP challenger Raul Labrador, left, Congressman Walt Minnick, center, and independent Dave Olson, right, laugh just before the start of their debate on live TV tonight. (Betsy Russell)

Debate wraps up... 

Wow, that was quite a debate. It just wrapped up, and the "Takeaway" online discussion is about to begin; you can watch here (click on "Watch Live"). Click below for a complete report on the debate from Associated Press reporter Jessie Bonner.

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Audience members filter in for tonight's 1st Congressional District debate in the Capitol Auditorium between Congressman Walt Minnick, GOP challenger Raul Labrador and independent Dave Olson. (Betsy Russell)

Watch tonight's debate...

Tonight's 1st Congressional District debate starts at 8 p.m. Mountain time, 7 p.m. Pacific, and airs live on Idaho Public Television. You can also watch it online here; the link to the live stream will be up shortly before the debate begins.

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1st CD debate is tonight... 

Tonight is the big debate in the 1st Congressional District race, the sole statewide televised debate of the campaign. It starts at 8 p.m. Mountain time, 7 p.m. Pacific, at the Idaho Capitol Auditorium. In addition to taking place before a live audience, the debate…

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Lawmakers mull limiting absentee voting

As the Idaho Vote By Mail initiative drive ends without qualifying for the ballot, Idaho House GOP leaders are mulling further limiting, rather than expanding, absentee voting in the state. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, said, "It's not just me - there are several…

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Idaho Vote By Mail drops initiative

Idaho Vote By Mail has called off its signature-gathering effort to get an initiative on the 2012 ballot giving Idahoans the option of permanently requesting an absentee ballot, saying it just hasn't been able to gather the required thousands of signatures using volunteers. "We needed…

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