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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 18, 2010

MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Monday talks about his decision to back away from state management of wolves, leaving the job to federal authorities. The governor talked with the media at the Boise Center on the Grove in downtown Boise. (Betsy Russell)

Otter on wolves: 'Nothing else has worked' 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter spoke out tonight about his decision today to pull the state out of wolf management, shifting that authority to federal officials. Asked his response to opponent Keith Allred's charge that by doing so, he's yielding Idaho's state sovereignty to the feds,…

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Allred: Otter wolf decision 'reckless'

Keith Allred, the Democratic challenger to Gov. Butch Otter, has issued a statement calling Otter's move today to withdraw the state from wolf management "reckless," and saying, "Butch Otter just gave away more state power to the federal government. We need to be asserting our…

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Idaho gets $1.65M in drug settlement

Idaho will collect $1.65 million in a legal settlement with the prescription drug manufacturer Sandoz Inc. for overstating the average wholesale price of drugs, causing Idaho's Medicaid program to overpay; among others, Sandoz manufactures a generic version of the drug Prozac. The company admits no…

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