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Eye On Boise archive for May 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012


WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012


All stolen racing bikes safely recovered

Boise Mayor David Bieter kicked off the opening press conference of the Exergy Tour with some good news that was heartily welcomed by the assembled athletes: "I'm happy to report that all of the bikes have been found," Bieter said. "They are in good shape,…

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This is what the racing bikes stolen from an elite women's team in Boise look like (Boise Police Department)

Bike theft 'huge blow to the team'

The Exergy Tour has sent out the following statement on last night's theft of expensive professional bikes and equipment from one of the competing teams; the photo shows an example of what the bikes look like: Last night several thousand dollars worth of bikes and…

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012




MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012


Mountain lion on the prowl in Boise... 

Boise Police and Fish & Game officials are on the lookout for a mountain lion that's been sighted repeatedly in town; people are being asked to call city police immediately if they spot the big cat, a 70-pound juvenile male. The mountain lion is apparently…

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FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012




Idaho jobless rate drops for 9th straight month

Idaho's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped for the ninth straight month, falling to 7.7 percent for April. That's two-tenths of a percentage point down from March. Idaho Department of Labor spokesman Bob Fick said employers hired at seasonal levels in April, and the number…

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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

Execution date set for Richard Leavitt

A death warrant was issued today for Richard A. Leavitt for the July 1984 murder of Danette Elg in Blackfoot, Idaho; the execution date is set for June 12, 2012. Leavitt's final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected on Monday. Leavitt was convicted…

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012




Grant's post-primary message: 'Vote Democratic'

Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Larry Grant has issued a post-primary election statement calling on Idahoans to vote Democratic in November. “In many Republican races, voters saw a choice between someone they were angry with versus someone they were scared of,” Grant said. “Republicans who prevailed,…

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