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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2014

MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014

Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna announces Monday that he won't seek a third term (Betsy Russell)

Luna won't seek re-election 

Idaho state schools Superintendent Tom Luna will not seek a third term, he announced this morning, saying he wants to take politics out of the process of putting into effect bipartisan school reforms recommended by a state task force. “I know it’s the right decision…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2014

From left, Sens. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, and Janie Ward Engelking, D-Boise, with hosts Melissa Davlin and Aaron Kunz on Friday's "Idaho Reports" program on Idaho Public Television. (Idaho Public TV / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” program on Idaho Public Television, I join Jim Weatherby, Mike Ferguson, and hosts Melissa Davlin and Aaron Kunz for a discussion of the events of the legislative session’s third week, from budgets to listening sessions to candidate announcements; also, Davlin and…

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New guns-on-campus bill in the works... 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gun-rights advocates are resurrecting a measure aiming to allow concealed weapons on Idaho university campuses. A bill is up for consideration Monday in the Senate State Affairs Committee. In 2011, that panel's members…

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Complaints about Optum mount at listening hearing... 

Complaints about Optum, an Idaho Health & Welfare contractor for outpatient behavioral health under Medicaid, have continued to mount at this morning’s public hearing on Health & Welfare issues. Doug Loertscher, who owns and operates two mental health agencies in Boise and Nampa, said contacting…

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