Eye On Boise

MONDAY, NOV. 23, 2015

FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 2015

Third point of agreement: Districts can collaborate

The third point of agreement for lawmakers on the Broadband Access Study Committee came with another unanimous vote: “This committee is committed to removing any barrier to school district collaboration in procurement of broadband and related services, including regionally and interstate.” Panel members said they...

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Idaho unemployment rate falls to 4%

Idaho’s unemployment rate fell to 4 percent in October, as the seasonally adjusted rate dropped two-tenths of a percent. Job growth for the month was the strongest it’s been in a decade, the Idaho Department of Labor reports. The national unemployment rate for the month...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2015

Labrador clashes with Breitbart reporter 

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador is in an escalating battle with a reporter for Breitbart News, Politico reports today, with the congressman calling the reporter “not truthful” and the news outlet calling the congressman a “liar.” At the monthly "Conversations with Conservatives” session that Labrador and...

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Feds face FOIA lawsuit over wolf derby 

Environmental groups filed lawsuits Tuesday in Idaho and Washington, D.C., seeking to force federal officials to reveal reasons behind allowing a wolf- and coyote-shooting contest in parts of Idaho, the AP reports. The lawsuits contend the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is violating the Freedom...

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