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Eye On Boise 2014 Idaho Legislature archive

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014

Dr. Ann DeJong

Telemedicine practice draws sharp sanctions in Idaho 

The Idaho Legislature this year overwhelmingly passed HCR 46, calling for the state to develop a new set of standards for telemedicine and “tele-health,” which it defines as using technology “to enable the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and self-management of patients at a...

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

Four Republicans who want to head Idaho's schools...

None are particularly well-known; all are educators; and all are seeking a key statewide office that’s become a lightning rod for controversy under the current superintendent. Twin Falls Times-News reporter Kimberlee Kruesi runs down the four GOP candidates vying for a chance to run for...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

Official copy of HCR 38 delivered to Idaho Capitol Correspondents, with accompanying letter from House Chief Clerk Bonnie Alexander (Betsy Russell)

It's so officially official... 

Of the 400 pieces of legislation enacted by the Idaho Legislature this year – 357 bills and 43 resolutions or memorials – just one required specifically among its provisions that copies of it be furnished to the Idaho Capitol Correspondents, who are the reporters credentialed...

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MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014



THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014

Catching up on some news... 

Lots of news has happened over the past week while I’ve been off work. Here’s some catch-up: Gov. Butch Otter signed 112 bills into law on Wednesday (the list he published looked much longer, but nearly every bill was listed twice); and 48 on Friday...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014


The session that was…

Education funding took center stage at the Idaho Legislature this year – even bumping big new tax cuts from the favored top-priority position they occupied in recent years. Lawmakers nearly doubled Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed 2.9 percent increase in school funding, to $66 million; the...

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Rep. McMillan 'grateful' for House ethics review

North Idaho Rep. Shannon McMillan says she’s “grateful” for the process in which the House Ethics Committee decided to not take any formal action against her for failing to disclose a conflict of interest before voting against a bill. McMillan, R-Silverton, cast one of just...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Sven Berg, and co-hosts Melissa Davlin and Aaron Kunz on Idaho Public Television's "Idaho Reports." (Idaho Public TV / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” program on Idaho Public Television, I join Jim Weatherby, Sven Berg, and co-hosts Melissa Davlin and Aaron Kunz for a discussion of the events of the week, from the final action of the legislative session to Idaho politics. Also, Davlin and...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014


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