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Eye On Boise archive for Sept. 2016

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016

In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. (AP / Ted Richardson)

Judge won't dismiss Bergdahl case over Sen. McCain comments

A military judge has rejected arguments that Sen. John McCain improperly swayed the prosecution of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with negative comments about the soldier who walked off his post in Afghanistan. Defense lawyers for Bergdahl argued that McCain exerted unlawful command influence by telling a reporter in 2015 that the Senate committee...

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About that obscure amendment on the November ballot... 

I’ve had some questions from readers about HJR 5, the constitutional amendment on Idaho’s November ballot, noting that the issue is obscure and the ballot explanations complex. Here’s a simple explanation: Currently, all administrative rules issued by state agencies are reviewed by the Legislature; they...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016


State settles liquor-obscenity case, will no longer enforce law

Arts venues licensed to serve alcohol during live performances depicting sexual acts will no longer face consequences from Idaho State Police under a newly reached agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, along with several other Boise attorneys representing artists and artistic venues, said Wednesday's lawsuit settlement marks...

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Testimony: 'Working poor should not be penalized'

Here’s more of the testimony at today’s health coverage gap hearing: Clella Steinke, mother-in-law of Jenny Steinke, an eastern Idaho woman who died of complications from asthma while she had no health coverage, told the lawmakers, “No one wants to die at 36 years. No...

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Testimony: 'The Legislature should listen'

Among those testifying to lawmakers on the health coverage gap this afternoon: Susan Souvenir, who is medical office manager for her husband, Dr. David Souvenir, in Coeur d’Alene, said he is the only board-certified infectious disease specialist in the Idaho Panhandle. They frequently see patients...

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