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Eye On Boise archive for July 2012


Otter names new species conservation chief

Gov. Butch Otter has named Dustin Miller head of his Office of Species Conservation; Miller has been acting administrator in the office since former head Nate Fisher resigned in March. Miller, who holds a degree in environmental science from the University of Idaho, previously served…

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TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012

MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012

Lowe: 'I'm very pleased'

Former Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe, contacted at her new job in Delaware, said of her settlement with the state of Idaho in her wrongful-firing lawsuit, "All I can tell you is this has been resolved, and I'm pleased with the resolution. ... I can't…

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Idaho recovers $1.7 million in drug settlement

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― Idaho has reached a $1.7 million settlement with a pharmaceutical company over allegations of excessive wholesale prices paid by the state's Medicaid program. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced the deal Monday with Watson…

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FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012

Idaho's college completion rate drops 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― Idaho is further from its goal of doubling college completion rates by 2020, even as more people earn degrees nationwide. The U.S. Department of Education released numbers Thursday showing 39.3 percent of adults…

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Roberts: Will 'dig in and learn' in new post 

Ken Roberts, a farmer and former school board member from Donnelly, says he's "willing to dig in and learn" as a new full-time state tax commissioner. He'll be one of four members of the Tax Commission; the others are former state Sen. David Langhorst, D-Boise,…

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Otter appoints Ken Roberts to Tax Commish 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has named state Rep. Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, to the Idaho State Tax Commission, a full-time post; Roberts is currently the House majority caucus chairman. Roberts will resign from the House and begin his new job on Monday. Roberts will fill out…

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