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Eye On Boise archive for May 2018

SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018

Betsy Russell (Idaho Public TV)

Keeping an eye on it...

This is my last post here, but starting Monday, I’ll be blogging at in my new position as Boise bureau chief and state capital reporter for the Idaho Press-Tribune and Adams Publishing Group. This blog – with its full archives going back to 2004 – will remain online, and I hope you’ll find it a valuable resource...

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The Capitol Hill condo where the Environmental Protection Agency’s Scott Pruitt has stayed in Washington, D.C. Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo's campaign used the same townhouse 78 times over a four-year period at no cost without reporting it as an in-kind donation, a new letter discloses.  (AP / Andrew Harnik)

Crapo campaign used D.C. condo 81 times at no cost

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, has admitted to federal election officials that he used a lobbyist-owned Washington, D.C., townhouse 81 times over a four-year period at no cost, including as recently as February. The new details from Crapo's re-election and leadership committees came in a response to a Federal Election Commission inquiry...

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FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018

From left, Betsy Russell, Cynthia Sewell, host Melissa Davlin, Kevin Richert and Seth Ogilvie on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television, May 4, 2018. (Idaho Public TV / Troy Shreve)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, I join host Melissa Davlin to discuss the events of the week with Idaho Statesman reporter Cynthia Sewell, Idaho EdNews reporter Kevin Richert, and Idaho Reports producer Seth Ogilvie. There are also clips from the four final...

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Jordan: Campaign email wasn't meant to mislead Idaho voters

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan is not apologizing for sending a campaign email blast that critics say misled voters to think she was endorsed by the Idaho Democratic Party. Jordan, a former two-term state representative and member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, told The Associated Press in an email Tuesday she did not intend to...

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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018

Paulette Jordan, left, and A.J. Balukoff, right, participate in a debate sponsored by KTVB-TV in Boise on Tuesday, May 1, 2018; the two are running for governor on the Democratic ticket. Idaho's primary election is May 15. (KTVB/screenshot)

Democratic governor candidates talk wage gap in final debate

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan labeled her Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff as out of touch in their second and final televised debate on Monday. The 38-year-old Jordan's attack stemmed from 71-year-old Balukoff's promise to work toward eliminating the gender wage gap in Idaho — an issue that has become a priority for the Boise...

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Idahoans taking oil, gas protections into their own hands

Julie and Duke Fugate turned down repeated attempts by an oil company to lease the mineral rights to their 1-acre property here, where they moved from Oregon to retire. Then last September, Julie Fugate got a packet from the Idaho Department of Lands. It said Alta Mesa Idaho — the only company producing oil and gas in the state — wanted to force...

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