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Eye On Boise archive for July 2012


Barraclough dies at age 84

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) ― Former Idaho Republican lawmaker Jack Barraclough has died at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Barraclough's son, Jared Barraclough, told the Post Register ( ) that his father suffered a massive stroke earlier…

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TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

Anonymous commenter comes forward, identifies herself

A longtime GOP activist and former aide to Idaho Rep. Helen Chenoweth has come forward and identified herself as "AlmostInnocentBystander," the anonymous commenter on the Huckleberries Online blog whose comment about Kootenai County GOP Chair Tina Jacobson triggered a lawsuit from Jacobson. Linda Cook said…

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FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012

Idaho unemployment drops to 7.7% in June

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― State officials say the number of unemployed workers in Idaho has dipped below 60,000 for the first time in nearly three years. Idaho's jobless rate fell to 7.7 percent in June and 59,000…

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New invasive insect turns up in Idaho

An invasive insect common in south-central Europe has been turning up in southwestern Idaho, the first time the elm seed bug has been detected in the United States, the AP reports. The quarter-inch pests don't pose any public health or crop risk, officials say, but…

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