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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 2016

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016

It's not THAT Tom Katsilometes... 

Rep. Mark Nye, D-Pocatello, is running for the Senate, now that Democratic Sen. Roy Lacey has retired, and the GOP opponent who’s listed on the ballot as running against Nye is Tom Katsilometes. But that’s not the Tom Katsilometes who’s currently an Idaho state tax commissioner, a Democrat, and who was long a county commissioner...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016

Brody, McKenzie debate tonight on statewide TV

Idaho Supreme Court candidates Robyn Brody and Curt McKenzie will face off on statewide television at 8 p.m. tonight in the "Idaho Debates." The hour-long debate is co-sponsored by the Idaho Press Club, Idaho Public Television and the League of Women Voters of Idaho, along...

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Two vie for open Idaho Supreme Court seat

The two attorneys facing off for an open Idaho Supreme Court seat have taken decidedly different approaches to their campaigns. Here's my full story as rivals Robyn Brody and Curt McKenzie face off tonight in an 8 p.m. debate on Idaho Public Television.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016

In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, a fisherman stands in his boat looking across the Snake River near Homedale, Idaho. Federal officials say changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and steelhead. (Roger Phillips /Idaho Statesman via AP, File) (AP/Idaho Statesman / Roger Phillips)

Feds release recovery plan for Snake River salmon, steelhead 

Changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and steelhead, federal officials say; a proposed recovery plan from the National Marine Fisheries Service also said habitat needs to be improved in tributaries where fish spawn and...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016

TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016

Idaho Dem leader defends mailer touting conservative ranking 10 

House Minority Leader John Rusche's campaign sent out political mailers boasting that a free-market think tank ranked him as one of the most conservative Democratic lawmakers in the state, but not mentioning that the Idaho Freedom Foundation gave Rusche an F- this year. "Is it misleading? It is what it is," Rusche told the AP...

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AdWatch: Crapo touts help for Idaho vet 

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s latest campaign commercial features an Idaho veteran, Dan Pugmire of Caldwell, and talks about how Crapo’s office helped him get needed care from the Veterans Administration. “This comes from a plain-spoken Idahoan, obviously not a script written by a PR firm,”...

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MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016

Judge OKs preliminary settlement in Idaho Medicaid lawsuit

A federal judge has approved a preliminary settlement between developmentally disabled Idaho residents and the state Department of Health and Welfare, the ACLU-Idaho announced Monday. The settlement requires the state to develop a new tool for determining some Medicaid benefits, to give participants more information about budget changes...

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