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Absentee ballots available for school levy elections

February 25, 2013

Four school districts in Bingham County are asking voters to approve supplemental levies for their districts.
The school districts are Blackfoot 55, Snake River 52, Aberdeen 58 and Bonneville Joint 93.
° Blackfoot School District 55 is asking voters to approve a $1,975,000 supplemental levy for each of two years. The total cost of this levy over two years is $3,950,000.
° Snake River School District 52 is asking approval of a $900,000 supplemental levy for each of two years. The total cost of this levy over two years is $1,800,000.

Ex-CIA officer details agency's role in keeping U.S. safe

February 25, 2013

Former CIA officer L. Larry Boothe told Republicans at Saturday's Lincoln Day luncheon the importance of that agency.
"The CIA is vital to the security in this nation," Boothe said. "The CIA is the nation's first line of defense."
He told of his involvement in the covert war against Russia in Afghanistan in the 1980s and touched on some controversies the agency is dealing with today.
"I think it's a mistake," Boothe said of President Obama's abolishment of enhanced interrogation methods. He noted that those methods produced information vital in the battle against terrorism.

 

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