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Eye On Boise archive for July 2014


Lake Tahoe (Betsy Russell)

Off on vacation...

I’m headed off for vacation now, to join family to celebrate my mom’s 80th birthday. I’ll be back in the office on Monday Aug. 11, but I will post a few items between now and then – including the outcome of Saturday’s Idaho GOP leadership…

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State considers changes to grazing fees 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lands officials are considering increasing how much ranchers pay to graze on state lands for the first time in more than 20 years. The Times-News ( reports that Idaho's grazing fees…

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TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

Dan Popkey to become Rep. Labrador's new press secretary 

Dan Popkey, longtime political reporter and columnist for the Idaho Statesman, is leaving journalism to become the Meridian-based press secretary for 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador, Labrador announced today. "I’ve learned that one has to have an exceptional communications strategy to effectively represent Idaho in…

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Christ Troupis talks with reporters outside the Twin Falls county courthouse on Tuesday (Betsy Russell)

Troupis: Party needs to unify 

Christ Troupis, attorney for Barry Peterson in his unsuccessful lawsuit to remain Idaho Republican Party chairman, said Peterson pursued it in order to address concerns from some in the party that party rules weren’t being followed. “We don’t want to preserve a conflict,” he said,…

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Judge: Peterson is no longer Idaho GOP chairman 

Fifth District Judge Randy Stoker today rejected a bid from embattled former Idaho GOP Chairman Barry Peterson to hold onto the chairmanship by blocking a scheduled Aug. 2 state central committee meeting to choose new leaders. "His term has expired," Stoker told the court. The…

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MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

State: Prison takeover had 'challenges' 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars' worth of medications shipped overnight to the state's largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, left the facility without…

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FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014


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