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Eye On Boise archive for Sept. 3, 2010

FRIDAY, SEPT. 3, 2010

Idaho joins appeal on Ariz immigration law 

Idaho has joined Michigan in a "friend of the court" brief siding with Arizona in its appeal from a federal judge's initial ruling invalidating portions of the state's far-reaching immigration law; 11 states have now joined in the appeal. Gov. Butch Otter said, "It’s our…

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Western lawmakers to converge on Idaho

Legislators from 13 western states are headed to Sun Valley Sept. 11-14 for the 63rd annual meeting of the Council of State Governments-West, which this year is being hosted by the Idaho Legislature. More than 400 people are expected to attend. Speakers will include pollster…

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Doing the right thing... 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old woman who has been working as a housekeeper at a Rexburg hotel to save money for college turned in $5,000 she found in a bank envelope while cleaning a room. Kelsey…

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Hot-air balloons float over Boise on Friday morning as part of the 2010 Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic.  (Betsy Russell)

More balloons over Boise... 

I counted 24 hot-air balloons in the sky over Boise at once this morning, including one shaped like a rocket ship. Many drifted low and leisurely from their Ann Morrison Park launch over the city, roughly following the path of the Boise River and gliding…

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