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Betsy Z. Russell

Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.
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Recent Stories

UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Homeless Idaho gubernatorial candidate lands in jail

A Boise man who recently registered to run for governor in 2018 using a local homeless shelter as his address is in the Ada County Jail, after turning himself in over the weekend on a probation vio...

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Recent Blog Posts

Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Per diem dustup in Idaho raises questions, no easy answers 

Legislative leaders say there's no easy solution to address questions surrounding how much Idaho lawmakers are entitled to receive toward their expenses. State legislators received a total of nearl...

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