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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 2014

THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2014

Otter, Balukoff prepare to debate...

Idaho GOP Gov. Butch Otter and Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff are about to debate before a big crowd at the City Club of Idaho Falls; there are also more than 100 people here at the Owyhee Plaza in Boise for a simulcast of the debate,…

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Treasurer's debate reset for next Thursday

The canceled debate in the Idaho state treasurer's race, originally set for tonight as part of the "Idaho Debates" on Idaho Public Television, has been rescheduled for next Thursday at 8:30 p.m. State Treasurer Ron Crane asked for the change, saying he'd lost his voice…

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Of orders, stays, scrutiny and legal issues...

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals this afternoon issued an order rescinding its order last night that specifically made its ruling on Idaho’s same-sex marriage case take effect immediately. The 9th Circuit said this afternoon’s order was issued to comply with U.S. Supreme Court Justice…

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Attorney Deborah Ferguson, left, holds the last-minute stay issued Wednesday morning against same-sex marriages starting in Idaho; at right are two of her clients, Andrea Altmayer and Shelia Robertson. (Betsy Russell)

Same-sex marriage supporters: 'We'll be back' 

Here’s a link to my full story at on this morning’s tumultuous events on the gay marriage front. As same-sex couples lined up for marriage licenses at county courthouses around the state, Gov. Butch Otter succeeded in winning a last-minute stay issued this morning…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014

Debates, debates, debates...

The two candidates for Idaho Secretary of State, Republican Lawerence Denney and Democrat Holli Woodings, will face off in a live debate tonight on Idaho Public Television; it’s part of the Idaho Debates, co-sponsored by the Idaho Press Club and the League of Women Voters…

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Feds offer $1 billion cleanup contract at INL 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials this week are meeting with companies interested in a $1 billion contract to clean up radioactive waste at an eastern Idaho nuclear facility. The Post Register reports ( that the…

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