Eye On Boise

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016

U.S. Attorney urges calm in Twin Falls case 13 

Idaho U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson has issued a statement about the June 2 sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl involving three other children at a low-income apartment complex in Twin Falls that led to false stories, circulated nationally on the internet, about a supposed knifepoint...

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New presidential-only primary in March cost state $1.9M 

Idaho's Republican presidential primary election cost taxpayers $1.9 million this year, coming in just slightly under what state officials originally estimated. Idaho lawmakers agreed to move the GOP presidential primary from May to March in 2015. The conservative-dominated Statehouse argued that doing so would allow the Gem State to play...

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State sues small eastern Idaho town over ambulance 

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is suing a small town in eastern Idaho for refusing to hand over an ambulance. The Post Register reports that fire officials in Swan Valley purchased an ambulance in 2012 using roughly $113,500 from a state grant, but the town has since lost its ambulance contract. Now the state says...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016

Idaho Dems eye dropping caucuses for primary 

At the Idaho Democratic Party’s three day state convention, which wrapped up over the weekend, delegates approved a resolution calling for changing the party’s current caucus system for presidential nominee selection to something more inclusive – something “at least as inclusive” as a primary election....

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Idaho's state Capitol is illuminated with rainbow lights for Boise Pridefest (Hank Nystrom)

Capitol alight with rainbow hues for Boise Pridefest 

Idaho’s state Capitol was illuminated in bright rainbow colors over the weekend for Boise Pridefest, thanks to private sponsors and fundraising that’s still ongoing. This came after the state Department of Administration said it couldn’t do it. Here’s what state Rep. Melissa Wintrow, D-Boise, posted on Facebook over the weekend about the rainbow...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016

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