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Eye On Boise archive for Sept. 10, 2010

FRIDAY, SEPT. 10, 2010

Lewis, Clark, and ConocoPhillips? 

Legal arguments filed with the Idaho Supreme Court in advance of the Oct. 1 oral arguments in the Highway 12 giant-shipments case include this from ConocoPhillips, the company that wants to move oversized equipment for its Billings oil refinery through the scenic byway and historic…

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KTVB poll shows Minnick with 2-1 lead

KTVB-TV reports that it joined with two other TV stations, KIFI in Pocatello and KREM in Spokane, to commission a statewide political poll on major Idaho races, with these results:In the 1st Congressional District, incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick led GOP challenger Raul Labrador, 59.8 percent…

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Hart hit with campaign finance complaint 

Idaho Rep. Phil Hart's write-in challenger, Howard Griffiths, has filed a complaint with the Idaho Secretary of State's office over Hart's campaign finance filings for a PAC he formed this year called "North Idahoans for Liberty." Tim Hurst, chief deputy secretary of state, said the…

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That's not a house cat...

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — Two Gimlet residents told state wildlife officials they arrived home last week to find a mountain lion in their house. Department of Fish and Game conservation officer Lee Garwood says he was called…

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Funeral services set for Smeed

Funeral services have been set for Ralph Smeed, the 88-year-old libertarian activist and Canyon County political icon who died this week of pancreatic cancer. Smeed will be remembered in a service Monday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. at the Jewett Auditorium on the campus of…

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Moyle switches sides, opposes airport amendment

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho legislator has withdrawn backing for a constitutional amendment aimed at letting public airports including Boise's finance projects like a new parking garage without first asking voters. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle…

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