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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 2014

TUESDAY, NOV. 11, 2014

MONDAY, NOV. 10, 2014

FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Kevin Richert, Bill Manny and co-host Melissa Davlin discuss Idaho's election results on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public TV on Friday. (Idaho Public TV)

The election that was...

On a special edition of “Idaho Reports” tonight on Idaho Public Television, I join Jim Weatherby, Kevin Richert, Bill Manny, and co-host Melissa Davlin to discuss the results of Tuesday’s Idaho election, and their implications for Idaho politics and policy going forward. Tune in at…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014

Crunching the numbers in the superintendent's race...

Democratic candidate for state schools superintendent Jana Jones carried nine counties on election night, reports Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert reports: Ada, Bannock, Blaine, Latah, Teton, Bonneville, Nez Perce, Power and Shoshone. Republican candidate Sherri Ybarra carried the other 35, in her narrow win.…

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Republicans roll in Idaho - again

Here’s a link to my full day-after story at on Idaho’s election results. It took until this morning at 7, but GOP newcomer Sherri Ybarra eked out a slim win in the race for Idaho state schools chief, completing a Republican sweep of all…

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Conference seeks sage grouse solutions

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some of the nation's top public lands officials and rangeland scientists have gathered in Boise to try to figure out what can be done to avoid an Endangered Species Act listing of sage…

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A.J. Balukoff, running for Idaho governor, laughs with attendees of a Democratic election night party at The Grove Hotel in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014. (AP/Idaho Statesman)

Balukoff concedes to Otter in gov's race

A.J. Balukoff, the Democratic candidate for governor, has conceded the election to GOP Gov. Butch Otter; Balukoff said he offered Otter his congratulations in a late-night phone call. "Being governor is often a thankless job, and I commend Gov. Otter for his public service," Balukoff…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014

Current legislative races tally: +2 for Dems

Here’s the caveat to tonight’s election results as they stand now: In Idaho’s three most-populous counties, Ada, Canyon, and Kootenai, results are coming out very slowly and the current numbers represent well under half the vote in each of those counties. Nevertheless, statewide, with 757…

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