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Trib: Shocked By Idahoans In Limos

Shocked to find a group of Idaho legislators taking a taxpayer-funded limousine ride - replete with mini-bar, mood lighting and television - along the streets of Manhattan at five times the cost of a taxi? Stunned to discover that some of these lawmakers take their...

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MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011

Edit: Budget-Cutting Pols Live Large 

Taxpayer-funded stretch limousines? Good luck explaining those away easily. But that’s the predicament facing state Treasurer Ron Crane, who holds the lowest-profile elected position in Idaho government. During his annual meetings with Wall Street ratings agencies — his most visible job obligation — Crane routinely...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.