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Eye on Boise: Idaho Senate backs veto-override amendment

With little debate, the Senate on Friday voted 28-6 in favor of Sen. Steve Vick’s proposed constitutional amendment to empower the House speaker and the Senate president pro-tem to order …


Protests held outside, inside Capitol

BOISE – In a chaotic day at Idaho’s state Capitol on Thursday, 46 gay rights protesters were arrested after blockading a hallway, forcing the cancellation of two Senate committee hearings …


Eye on Boise: Lawmakers name stand-ins while campaigning

Two legislators who are running for statewide office missed most or all of the past week of lawmaking, appointing subs to serve for them while they campaigned. Rep. Lawerence Denney, …


Gay rights protesters swarm Idaho Statehouse

BOISE – Hundreds of demonstrators filled all four floors of Idaho’s state Capitol on Monday to urge lawmakers to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. Many held small, hand-lettered signs …


Idaho religion bill allows discrimination, hundreds say

BOISE – More than 500 people filled Idaho’s Capitol to speak out against legislation that would allow people to use religion as a basis to refuse service to people with …


Gay rights protesters arrested in Idaho Capitol

BOISE – More than 40 gay rights protesters were arrested Monday in Idaho’s state Capitol after they blocked every entrance to the Senate chamber, standing silently with their hands over …


Eye on Boise: Highway projects’ payoff called ‘dramatic’

BOISE – From 2007 to 2012, traffic crashes in Idaho dropped by 18 percent, according to research by Scott Stokes, deputy director of the Idaho Transportation Department, while fatalities and …


Eye on Boise: Otter favors local control in anti-discrimination fight

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter didn’t hesitate when asked about the Idaho GOP Central Committee’s new resolution calling on the Legislature to overturn local anti-discrimination ordinances, like those six …


Idaho GOP wants to void local laws banning sexual orientation discrimination

Idaho Republican Party leaders want state legislators to wade into city affairs and invalidate local laws that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation such as the one Coeur d’Alene passed …


Idaho GOP wants non-discrimination ordinances voided

Idaho Republican Party leaders are calling on the state Legislature to invalidate local city ordinances that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation - like the one Coeur d’Alene …


Eye on Boise: Scholarship programs need revamp

BOISE – Idaho’s state scholarship programs for college students lag far behind most states in the region. In response to a question from Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, Mike Rush, director …


Sandpoint is only Idaho city to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity

Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce President Kate McAlister wasn’t expecting it when a woman in her 60s walked up to her at a community event, hugged her and started crying. “She …


Idaho senators reject protections for gays

BOISE – Efforts to prohibit employment and housing discrimination against gay people in Idaho were rejected Friday by a state Senate committee as a shocked crowd of more than 250 …