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Eye On Boise archive for June 2017

FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017

Idaho reviewing request for voter data from Trump commission 

The Idaho Secretary of State office is reviewing a request for key points of voter data from President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election. State Election Director Betsie Kimbrough said Friday that Secretary of State Lawerence Denney received the request from the Presidential...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017



Harsh winter results in reduced Idaho wine grape crop

This year's Idaho grape crop harvest is expected to be down significantly as a result of a bitter cold winter in the heart of Idaho wine country. Temperatures fell in Caldwell to as low as 18 below zero in January, and many vineyard growers reported diminished production, the Capital Press reports...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017





TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017



Labrador named chair of House immigration subcommittee 

Idaho 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador has been named chairman of the House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced today. Labrador replaces Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., who will shift to chair the...

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Idaho Democrats head north to recruit volunteers 

The Idaho Democratic Party is sending field organizers up north for the first time since pulling a volunteer nearly a year ago amid intimidation accusations. Democratic leaders announced this week that the move is part of a statewide effort to locate volunteers and train activists in an overwhelming Republican-dominant state. "When we put more...

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Catching up on the news...

Idaho state treasurer Ron Crane's website hacked with an Islamic State message; fire season arrives in southern Idaho; giant sequoia moved; Payette cabin sites auctioned; Balukoff mulling another guv run; and more from while I was gone...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017

Sun. column: Idaho's political switcheroo

Idaho’s big political switcheroo – with former state Sen. Russ Fulcher dropping out of the governor’s race after nearly a year of campaigning, switching instead to the 1st Congressional District race, and earning current 1st Congressional District Rep. Raul Labrador’s endorsement in the bargain – is raising plenty of questions...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017




This is one of the lots up for auction Friday at Payette Lake by the Idaho Department of Lands.

Idaho to auction 14 lots near Payette Lake

Idaho is putting up 14 Payette Lake lots for auction as part of an ongoing effort to remove the state from leasing land to cabin owners. Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands say the auction will take place Friday. Cabin owners have applied to participate in the auction...

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