Stories tagged: Ken Edmunds
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Otter tabs Melinda Smyser as new state labor chief
Melinda Smyser, current regional director for U.S. Sen. Jim Risch and a former state senator from Parma, was named director of the Idaho Department of Labor on Friday by Gov. …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Lawsuit says Idaho agency fired whistleblower, used its subpoena power to go after his personal cell phone records
The Idaho Department of Labor used subpoena powers granted for specific purposes to instead obtain a whistleblower employee’s personal cell phone records, then fired the employee over the results of …
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Idaho losing half its college grads within four years
Eye on Boise column for Sunday
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014
Idaho’s House speaker presses labor chief on how to rise above bottom-rung wages
BOISE – Idaho has the worst wages in the nation. The Famous Potatoes state ranks 50th for average annual wage, per-capita income and wage increases since 2007. It also has …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013
Eye on Boise: Branden Durst resigns from state Senate for family reasons
BOISE – A Democratic state senator from Boise resigned from the Senate last week, several months after news reports suggested he’d actually already left the state. Sen. Branden Durst, D-Boise, …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
Idaho Board of Education examining how to proceed
BOISE – Nearly two weeks after Idaho voters turned aside the state’s controversial Students Come First education reforms, the Board of Education on Monday will decide whether to modify or …