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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2011

Capitol evacuated, jobs forum moved

The Idaho state Capitol was evacuated today after a white powder was discovered in an envelope, though it was later found to be "benign." The 11 a.m. evacuation disrupted Congressman Raul Labrador's jobs forum, but it was moved to another location, the conference room of…

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Steele gets 50 years in murder plot

Former attorney for the Aryan Nations Edgar Steele was sentenced to 50 years in prison today for a foiled murder-for-hire plot that targeted his wife and mother-in-law, reports S-R reporter Meghann Cuniff from Coeur d'Alene, who reports that Steele gave an hour-and-a-half-long rant to the…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011





A trickle of voters in Boise for municipal elections on Tuesday (Betsy Russell)

It's Election Day in Idaho...

It's Election Day for nonpartisan city races across Idaho today, and the polls are open until 8 p.m. Things weren't exactly busy when I stopped in at my local polling place to vote this morning; just a trickle of voters was showing up to vote…

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MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011


October state revenues barely miss target

Idaho's general fund revenues for October are in, and they're almost exactly on target, missing the forecast by just 0.7 percent. At $209.9 million, the month's tax take is $1.6 million below the $211.4 million forecast. That's because sales taxes came in $4.1 million below…

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Occupy Boise encampment, at the old Ada County Courthouse grounds on Monday (Betsy Russell)

'Occupy Boise' encampment hits Day 3

More than 40 tents are now pitched on the lawn of the old Ada County Courthouse as part of the "Occupy Boise" encampment, but only a little over a dozen people were there early this afternoon, quietly talking, sitting in the sun, listening to classical…

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Rep. Takasugi dies of cancer at 62 

KIVI-TV reports that Idaho state Rep. Pat Takasugi died late Sunday night at a Boise hospital, surrounded by his family, after a three-year fight against cancer; you can read their full report here. Takasugi, 62, is a second-term Republican from Wilder; he was the director…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011



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