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Eye On Boise archive for June 2013

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013


Boy Scouts respond: 'Any abuse is intolerable'

Deron Smith, director of public relations for the Boy Scouts of America, issued this statement today in response to the new federal lawsuit in Idaho: “Any instance of child victimization or abuse is intolerable and unacceptable. While we can’t comment on the lawsuit, we deeply...

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Velma Morrison dies at age 92

Philanthropist and patron of the arts Velma Morrison has died at the age of 92; the AP reports that she died of a heart attack. Morrison's daughter, Judyth Roberts, said Morrison was at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., when she died Thursday. Several buildings...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013




Idaho unemployment rate edges up in May

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's unemployment rate edged up in May, in part because more people are looking for work. The Idaho Department of Labor says the labor force increased by 1,100 workers in May, pushing the...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013




WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013


Labrador: No snub from Boehner

1st District Rep. Raul Labrador says it’s not true that he’s being snubbed by Speaker John Boehner on a fundraising trip to North Idaho, an event scheduled for Friday in Coeur d’Alene; the Coeur d’Alene Press ran an article today suggesting Labrador may not have...

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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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