Betsy Z. Russell

Betsy Russell covers Idaho news from the state capitol in Boise and writes the Eye on Boise blog.
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UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 5:55 P.M.

New NIC president makes first budget pitch to lawmakers

North Idaho College President Richard MacLennan made his first budget pitch to state lawmakers on Monday, telling them NIC “stands proudly as the oldest community college in Idaho” and touting its ...

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Recent Blog Posts

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 5:02 P.M.

Idaho man charged with federal hate crime in fatal beating

A southwestern Idaho man has been charged with a federal hate crime after prosecutors said he lured a gay man to a remote location and then badly beat him, causing the man's death. Twenty-three-yea...

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