Eye On Boise

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says The Pledge of Allegiance before holding a town hall meeting at Wardner City Hall on Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho Sen. Crapo quietly builds record, moves past DUI

In nearly a quarter-century in D.C., Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has quietly built a reputation as a diligent, hard-working conservative who plays by the rules, quickly rises to leadership positions and is willing to reach across the aisle to get big things done. So his 2012 arrest for drunken driving was especially jarring; here's my full profile story.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016

Mountain biking on Bogus Basin's Around the Mountain trail, Labor Day weekend, 2016 (Betsy Z. Russell)

In praise of September weekends... 

The leaves are starting to turn, the days vary between summer-warm and fall-crisp, and Boise’s had a pretty darn gorgeous September so far. Not only that, the weekends in particular have been spectacular. From the trails of Bogus Basin to the foliage of the Greenbelt,...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Kevin Richert, Corey Cook, and co-host Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television (Idaho Public TV / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” includes a wrapup of the events of the week, from Fish & Game’s license vendor data-security problems to concerns about funding for the Secure Rural Schools program; and a discussion among the pundits panel on everything from Donald Trump Jr.’s visit to...

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Ed board voids policy vote to quell transparency concerns

Idaho's State Board of Education convened for a second time this week after facing criticism for making significant decisions regarding teacher evaluations and dual-credit options without adequately alerting the public. This time, the board backed the evaluation move, but rejected a proposal that would have tightened dual-credit options...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016




WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016

In this 2015 photo, a rangeland drill reseeds an area burned by the Soda Fire in southwest Idaho. The federal government's 5-year, $67 million rehabilitation effort following a rangeland wildfire in southwest Idaho and southeast Oregon is entering its second year with another round of herbicide applications combined with plantings of native species.  (AP/File / BLM)

Wildfire rehab in Idaho, Oregon includes fall herbicide

The federal government's 5-year, $67 million rehabilitation effort following a 2015 rangeland wildfire in southwest Idaho and southeast Oregon is entering its second year with another round of herbicide applications combined with plantings of native species. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has started applying the herbicide Imazapic on...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016




MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016

An Idaho reporter's take on covering D.C....

Lewiston Tribune political reporter Bill Spence’s recent 13-week reporting trip to Washington, D.C., yielded a boatload of interesting insights for his Idaho readers. Now, Spence is back in Idaho, and he’s sharing his experience with other Idaho reporters. Among his comments: “After watching the ‘pros’...

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