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Eye On Boise archive for June 2014


Latest federal plan for Columbia salmon challenged

Conservation groups and salmon advocates have challenged the Obama administration's latest plan for making Columbia Basin dams safe for salmon, the AP reports. The challenge was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service, which oversees…

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Dairymen's bid to join Idaho ag-gag lawsuit denied

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by the Idaho Dairymen's Association to join Idaho in defending the recently passed law criminalizing surreptitious recording at agriculture facilities. The Times-News reports ( that U.S.…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

Idaho GOP politics hit 'abnormal times' 

Here’s a link to my full story at on the latest on the spectacular blowup in the state’s majority Republican Party that led to a failed state party convention over the weekend, and now is generating plenty of recriminations and finger-pointing. It ranges from…

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Experts: GOP drama could repel voters

Days after Idaho Republicans walked away angry and defeated from the conclusion of the GOP convention, some are saying the event may have damaged the GOP's efforts to win elections and attract voters, reports Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press. Idaho's Republican convention ended Saturday…

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MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

Boone named AP chief for Idaho

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Rebecca Boone, a newsperson for The Associated Press in Boise, has been promoted to supervisory correspondent for Idaho. The appointment was announced Monday by Traci Carl, AP's West regional manager overseeing news for…

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GOP officials puzzle over rules during debates at the Idaho Republican Party convention in Moscow on Saturday (Idaho Public TV / Melissa Davlin)

Idaho GOP convention degenerating into 'fiasco' 

After hours of lots of dissension and contention, the Idaho Republican Party convention has broken down, after divided votes to refuse to seat the delegations from three counties, Ada, Bannock and Power. Now, there’s a push to adjourn the convention – without doing the business…

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