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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2018

SUNDAY, JAN. 14, 2018

SATURDAY, JAN. 13, 2018

An update on Charlie...

So many people have been asking me how my husband, Charlie, is doing, that I thought I should post an update. Charlie had a snowboarding accident on Dec. 22 at Brundage, in which he took a tree branch to the abdomen; he suffered a traumatic...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 12, 2018

From left, Betsy Russell, Bryan Clark, host Melissa Davlin, and Cynthia Sewell on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Idaho Public TV)

The week that was...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television includes an interview with Sens. Brent Hill and Janie Ward-Engelking on federal tax conformity; a report on the death by suicide of former state Rep. Brandon Hixon, and discussion of mental health and suicide prevention with Kim Kane,...

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Ahlquist: $100M promise may not result in Idaho budget cut

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist says his high-profile campaign promise to cut $100 million in 100 days if elected to the position may not result in a reduction of the state budget. Ahlquist first announced his plans to trim $100 million of the state budget last year. During a radio interview with KLIX this week, Ahlquist...

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Idaho Division of Human Resources Administrator Susan Buxton, center right, addresses the Legislature's joint budget committee on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018; at center left is legislative budget analyst Robyn Lockett. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Idaho's Division of Human Resources wants to provide investigation help to agencies on workplace complaints

Idaho’s state Division of Human Resources has requested another staffer next year, in part to help investigate complaints regarding state employees including workplace harassment complaints. DHR Administrator Susan Buxton told JFAC this morning that the state is seeing “an increase in respectful workplace complaints,” but...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 11, 2018

Idaho landline fund loses revenue as cellphone use increases

A state fund that helps keep phone landlines affordable for rural Idaho residents is losing revenue as more people switch to cellphones. The Idaho Statesman reports the Idaho Public Utilities Commission is figuring out how to keep the state fund solvent as it loses revenue that's acquired by surcharges on landline bills...

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Labrador pushes bill to build wall

Raul Labrador and three other Republicans are introducing a bill that would let some undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children stay for another three years, while also passing a host of other immigration-related measures Republicans have been discussing, including a $30 billion wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and cutting legal...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10, 2018

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