Eye On Boise


Idaho Dems to elect new state chair on Saturday

The Idaho Democratic Party announced today that its state central committee will elect its next party chairman this Saturday, at simultaneous meetings in three locations around the state in Lewiston, Pocatello and Boise. “It’s hard for people to all get to Boise,” said acting Chair...

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UI President Chuck Staben, wife buy Boise home 

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has purchased a home in the east end of Boise, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports, but the university says there’s no change in his residency or plans for him to spend more time in the state capital. Instead, the...

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Lawmakers seek input from Idaho broadband vendors 

A special legislative committee studying broadband access in Idaho is seeking input from vendors who provide broadband services who’d like to address the committee. “We both definitely see the value in having the testimony of those who know the industry and who are innovating new...

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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

Warm water in the Columbia River has killed thousands of migrating sockeye, but through July 27, 368 were counted at Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River, which is the last dam the fish cross before reaching Idaho. (Idaho Fish & Game / Roger Phillips)

First sockeye returns to Idaho, just one so far...

The first sockeye salmon of the season has returned to the Sawtooth Basin near Stanley, Idaho Fish & Game reports, arriving yesterday evening. Though it’s the only one so far, Idaho Fish & Game spokesman Roger Phillips says they’re not anticipating another “Lonesome Larry” situation,...

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MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015

Idaho's obesity rate rising

The number of Idaho adults who are overweight or obese is rising, the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare reports, though Idaho’s obesity rate still remains close to the national average. The latest Idaho Behavioral Risk Factors report, which has 2013 data and came out...

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FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015


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