Eye On Boise

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Marty Peterson, Bill Manny and co-host Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public TV (Idaho Public TV / Chet Parry)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports,” I join Jim Weatherby, Marty Peterson, Bill Manny and co-host Melissa Davlin to discuss the Idaho political developments of the past week, from prospects for a special session of the Legislature to anti-federalism and its role in Idaho’s political history. Also,...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015

Ybarra's chief deputy to stay on longer than planned

State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s chief deputy, former Nampa Superintendent Pete Koehler, has decided to stay on through the end of the calendar year, rather than leaving next month, Idaho Education News reports. Koehler told EdNews reporter Clark Corbin, “It was kind like being in...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015



Idaho's history of religious fear goes back decades 

Fear and discrimination against different religious groups has a long history in Idaho, reports Ryan Struyk of the Associated Press, from hostility toward Mormon settlers dating back to the first days of Idaho Territory in the late 1800s, to resistance to Catholic immigrants, including Basques,...

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Reps. Sims, Anderst weigh in on child-support mess... 12 

Two more House members have weighed in today with op-ed pieces on the House’s rejection of the child support enforcement legislation, which has placed the state’s child support enforcement system in jeopardy and is likely to force a special session of the Legislature: Rep. Kathy...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

Protesters outside a well-attended talk in Sandpoint on Tuesday morning by anti-Islam speaker Shahram Hadian (Scott Maben)

Two different views of Islam in Idaho... 13 

More than 100 people gathered at the Sandpoint Community Hall this morning to hear anti-Islam speaker Shahram Hadian speak, reports Melissa Davlin of Idaho Public Television; Hadian, a Christian pastor from Chattaroy, Wash. and former Muslim, downplayed his role in helping kill child support enforcement...

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Otter signs $95M transportation funding bill into law 

Gov. Butch Otter has signed HB 312a, the $95 million last-minute compromise transportation funding bill, into law. In a transmittal letter to House Speaker Scott Bedke, Otter wrote, “Something indeed is better than nothing.” He added, “In fact, H 312 is a respectable start on...

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