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Eye On Boise archive for June 10, 2013

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013


Allen Derr dies at 85

Allen Derr, an Idaho lawyer who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling to bolster anti-discrimination protections for women, died today in Boise; he was 85. On Nov. 22, 1971, the Supreme Court justices issued their Reed vs. Reed decision, holding states cannot discriminate against...

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Medimont curmudgeon tells it how he sees it

Chris Carlson can say pretty much anything he wants, and he does, in his new memoir on Idaho politics, “Medimont Reflections.” After a 40-year career as a reporter, press secretary, political operative and public relations man, Carlson was told eight years ago that he had...

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Catching up...

After a week away, it’s time to catch up. Here’s some of the news from the past week while I was gone: * Both Coeur d’Alene and Pocatello passed city ordinances to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in housing,...

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