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Eye On Boise archive for Sept. 2014


TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

Salman Rushdie to speak in Boise next month

Author Salman Rushdie will give a free lecture at Boise State University’s Morrison Center in November, as part of BSU’s Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series. Rushdie, who was the target of international death threats over his novel “The Satanic Verses” in 1989, is a prize-winning…

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'Idaho Debates' announce fall line-up 

The Idaho Debates, a tradition of more than three decades in Idaho, has announced its fall line-up of political debates in advance of the November general election, including debates in an array of the state’s top races. The debates, broadcast live statewide on Idaho Public…

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August state tax revenues beat forecasts 

Idaho’s General Fund revenue report for August is in, and state tax revenues topped forecasts by $6.2 million. That brings fiscal year-to-date collections to $462.9 million, $2.9 million ahead of forecasts and 6 percent higher than state tax revenues last year at the same point.…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 2014

Sue Latta, from left, her partner Traci Ehlers, Sharene and Lori Watsen, from Boise, Idaho, all plaintiffs in a gay marriage case, gather to talk to the media outside 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP / Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Reactions to today's 9th Circuit arguments... 

Here's a link to my full story at on today's arguments over Idaho's invalidated same-sex marriage ban at the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. After today’s arguments, attorney Deborah Ferguson, who made the arguments on behalf of four Idaho couples who challenged the…

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Of crystal balls and messages... 

Monte Stewart, now up for his final five minutes of argument, told the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that if it’s a question of who has the best crystal ball, Idaho’s crystal ball is even better than the court’s – because it reflects “its collective…

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Jacque Elaine Fallis Batt, 1926-2014

Former Idaho First Lady Jacque Batt was 88 when she died Sunday of natural causes at St. Alphonsus Hospital. She and Phil, her husband of 66 years, met at the University of Idaho and were married in 1948; they had three children, William, Rebecca and…

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