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Eye On Boise archive for Sept. 2014

MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 2014

Luna defends big pay raises for staffers 

Idaho's schools superintendent is defending big pay raises he gave his top staffers earlier this year as temporary hikes that are part of a strategy to ease the transition for his successor, the Lewiston Tribune reports. Those who received raises include Tom Luna's former deputy…

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Otters mourn former First Lady Jacque Batt

Former Idaho First Lady Jacque Batt, wife of Gov. Phil Batt, died on Sunday; the Idaho Statesman has a remembrance online here. Current Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter issued this statement: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jacque Batt.…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 2014

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2014

Edgar Steele dies in prison at age 69 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Edgar Steele, who once represented Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler in a lawsuit that bankrupted the white supremacist group, has died in federal prison in California. Steele was 69. Steele was serving…

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Otter announces he'll take part in four debates 

Gov. Butch Otter has announced that he’ll participate in four debates with his general election opponents, including the “Idaho Debates” on Oct. 30 to be broadcast statewide on Idaho Public Television, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Idaho Press Club. Otter also…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2014

AdWatch: The 'LiberalAJ' ad 

The harshest political ad on the air in Idaho’s governor’s race goes after Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff, branding him a “liberal” and attempting to tie him to President Barack Obama. Balukoff, a Boise businessman and longtime chairman of the Boise School Board, says the ad…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2014

Tea party could make Otter's race tougher 

Idaho's red state roots haven't faded, the AP reports, but political infighting inside its Republican Party has left many feeling disenfranchised with the so-called traditional GOP candidates who will appear on this year's election ballot. Tea party voters, who showed to be a powerful voting…

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