Eye On Boise archive for April 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014




State delays water curtailment order

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Water Resources has delayed an order to shut off water to south-central Idaho groundwater pumpers. The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/1iCYc5w) that the curtailment set for Monday is now delayed...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014


MONDAY, APRIL 28, 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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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, and co-hosts Melissa Davlin and Aaron Kunz on Idaho Public TV's "Idaho Reports" on Friday, April 25, 2014 (Idaho Public Television / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” program on Idaho Public Television, I join Jim Weatherby and co-hosts Melissa Davlin and Aaron Kunz for a discussion of current events and election politics. Also, the show features a report on the GOP primary race in District 30 between 3rd-term...

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Idaho veterans' cemetery won't bury gay spouse 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 74-year-old Boise woman wants to overturn a constitutional amendment that says Idaho doesn't recognize same-sex marriage after learning the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery won't allow her to be buried with her partner's...

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Idaho inmate found hanging in cell

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State corrections officials say an inmate was found dead in his cell at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution south of Boise. Idaho Department of Correction spokesman Jeff Ray says the death of 38-year-old...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014



GOP candidate with domestic violence record says he'll drop out of race, but it's too late to remove name from ballot

Canyon County GOP legislative candidate Greg Chaney announced Wednesday that he’ll suspend his campaign, after news surfaced that the candidate, unopposed in the primary, hadn’t revealed his past domestic violence and multiple-bankruptcy record. An initially defensive Chaney said he’d reformed, found God, and he and...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014


TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014





Sen. Hill lauds Idaho insurance exchange 

Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, has a guest opinion in the Idaho Falls Post Register today lauding Idaho’s decision to establish a state health insurance exchange. Under the headline “Going our own way,” Hill writes, “The choice last year was never between a state-run...

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014


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