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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2017

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6, 2017


 In this Jan. 14, 1995, file photo, a wolf leaps across a road into the wilds of Central Idaho. Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, requested a stay of the judgment in U.S. District Court in Idaho pending an appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (AP/File / Douglas Pizac)

Idaho fighting order to destroy wilderness wolf, elk data

Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore on Tuesday requested a stay of the judgment in U.S. District Court in Idaho...

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Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador addresses the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho via video link on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, from Washington, D.C. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Labrador to ATI: 'Government needs to be slashed'

At this afternoon’s “Gubernatorial Forum on Taxation” at the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho conference, two of the GOP candidates for governor – Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Boise physician and developer Tommy Ahlquist – are appearing in person, but 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador appeared...

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IACI proposes slate of tax changes, cuts

The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, known as IACI, has developed a “strategic, broad-based plan to right-size Idaho’s tax system,” after being challenged to do so by legislative leaders in 2016, Nathan Anderson, director of public policy for Union Pacific and chair of IACI’s...

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3 Idaho candidates for governor share similar wildlife views

Three top candidates trying to be elected Idaho's governor in 2018 have widely different backgrounds but share similar views on managing the state's wildlife conservation and access to public lands. The Idaho Statesman reports Republican gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Boise developer Tommy Ahlquist joined Democratic candidate...

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Tribal flags could be displayed inside Idaho Capitol

Tribal leaders in Idaho say they want tribal flags to be displayed inside the Statehouse as a reminder that five sovereign nations reside in the Gem State. The Idaho Council on Indian Affairs met Tuesday to discuss the logistics of hanging the flags at the Capitol. Legislative staffers said...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 3, 2017


FRIDAY, DEC. 1, 2017



From left, Rocky Barker,  Stephanie Witt, host Melissa Davlin, Seth Ogilvie and Betsy Russell on "Idaho Reports" on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (Idaho Public TV / Aaron Kunz)

The week that was...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, the first episode of the season, takes a look at air quality issues in Salmon and the local, state and federal government issues involved; and then on the pundits panel, I join host Melissa Davlin, producer Seth Ogilvie,...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 30, 2017

Kerby reprimanded over handling of teacher evaluations

Idaho state Rep. Ryan Kerby, R-New Plymouth, a retired school district superintendent, has been issued a reprimand by a review panel of the state’s Professional Standards Commission over his handling of teacher evaluation data. Kerby strenuously denied wrongdoing, and claimed the complaint was “cooked up”...

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