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Eye On Boise archive for June 18, 2013

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013


Kurbanov gets new attorney: Chuck Peterson

An Uzbek refugee accused of terrorism-related crimes in Idaho and Utah has a new lawyer whose resume includes successfully defending a man accused of murdering a federal agent and helping free a Saudi college student charged with working for a group funneling money to terrorists,…

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Idaho state forester David Groeschl briefs the Land Board Tuesday on the upcoming wildfire season (Betsy Russell)

State braces for 'above normal' fire season

Idaho’s gearing up for an above-normal fire season on state land, state forester David Groeschl told the state Land Board this morning, after Secretary of State Ben Ysursa inquired. “We’ve got some awful dry conditions,” Ysursa said. “What’s your crystal ball on the fire season…

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (Associated Press)

Otter on GOP resolution: Honor local control 

Asked about the Idaho GOP Central Committee’s new resolution calling on the Legislature to overturn local anti-discrimination ordinances, like those six Idaho cities have passed to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, Gov. Butch Otter said today that the resolution runs counter to his views…

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