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Eye On Boise archive for Sept. 7, 2010

TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010

Kempthorne's new gig: Insurance lobbyist

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Idaho governor, U.S. senator and Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne is taking over as the top lobbyist for the country's life insurers. According to a statement from the American Council of Life Insurers,…

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Idaho campaigns fire up the airwaves 

Wham! Labor Day passed, the weather cooled, and now the airwaves are alight with campaign ads, some of which started airing just as Idahoans were glued to their TVs for the exciting college football matchup last night between the BSU Broncos and Virginia Tech. Candidates…

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“It’s cheaper and I only live three miles from here,” said Willis King, of Otis Orchards, after filling his tank at the Seltice Way Stop & Go in Stateline on Friday.  (Kathy Plonka)

Guv campaign rekindles gas tax debate 

There's good reason why Washington plates are such a common sight at Idaho gas stations near the state line in North Idaho - gas is just plain cheaper in Idaho. Among the reasons: Washington's 37.5 cent-per-gallon gas tax is a full 12.5 cents higher than…

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