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Eye On Boise archive for Sept. 2, 2010


GOP leaders misfire in attack on Allred 

Two press releases went out today, one from legislative GOP leaders and the second from Gov. Butch Otter's re-election campaign, charging that Otter's Democratic challenger, Keith Allred, is wrongly taking credit for successful Idaho legislation to raise the state's homeowner's exemption from property taxes and…

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Ward named head of for-profit hospital 10 

Vaughn Ward, the candidate who lost the GOP primary in Idaho's 1st Congressional District this year to rival Raul Labrador after a series of campaign missteps, has been named CEO of the for-profit Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, the AP reports, and will start…

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More than a dozen hot-air balloons fill the sky over Boise on Thursday morning as part of the four-day "Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic." (Betsy Russell)

Balloons over Boise...

Hot-air balloons filled the sky over Boise this morning, as they have in so many past years. At one point, I counted seventeen in the sky at once. Launches are planned each morning through Sunday as part of the "Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic," along…

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