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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2015

MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015

SUNDAY, JAN. 25, 2015

FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2015

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Bill Dentzer, and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin on Idaho Public TV's "Idaho Reports" on Friday (Idaho Public TV / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports,” I join Jim Weatherby, Bill Dentzer, and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin to discuss the events of the second week of the legislative session, from Health & Welfare budgets to a presidential visit. The show also includes Aaron and Melissa’s…

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Idaho's jobless rate fell to 3.7% in December

Idaho’s jobless rate fell another two-tenths of a percentage point in December to 3.7 percent – a seven-year low, according to the Idaho Department of Labor, and a full percentage point below the August level. The national rate also dropped two-tenths of a percentage point,…

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Light streams through the dome over the Idaho Senate chamber on Friday (Betsy Russell)

Blue sky peeping through the dome... 

Walking through an empty Senate chamber just now, I caught this blue sky peeping through the dome above, along with some bright sunlight. Idaho’s Capitol was designed with natural light in mind, pouring in through a variety of skylights, windows and light vents; architect John…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015

Reviewing Idaho's transportation funding needs... 

The numbers haven’t changed on Idaho’s unmet transportation needs, the House and Senate transportation committees hearing at a joint meeting this afternoon, with presentations from Idaho Transportation Director Brian Ness and ITD Board Chairman Jerry Whitehead. Ness said the state is $543 million a year…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015

President Barack Obama greets people in the audience at Boise State University, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Boise, Idaho, about the themes in his State of the Union address. (AP / Carolyn Kaster)

Obama wraps up talk, greets Idahoans

President Obama has finished his speech at Boise State, descending from the stage to go down the line of the crowd in the front row, enthusiastically greeting people along the way, just as he did last night at his State of the Union address.

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Rep. Linden Bateman (Betsy Russell)

Rep. Bateman: 'A grand occasion' 

“Isn’t this a grand occasion?” asked Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, as he joined the crowd of several thousand awaiting President Obama’s speech at Boise State University. Asked why he wanted to come today, Bateman said, “I love my country. He’s the president of the...

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Hitting the high notes...

Tess Gregg Worstell of Twin Falls just wowed the crowd at the Caven-Williams Sports Complex with her singing of the national anthem, hear voice clear, sweet and very strong - including on the high notes. The crowd roared its approval. Meanwhile, Air Force One has...

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Stage is set for President Obama's speech at Boise State on Wednesday (Betsy Russell)

Stage set at Boise State for Obama visit

Outside the Caven-Williams Sports Complex at Boise State University, there’s a long and cheerful line of folks waiting to get in for President Obama’s speech this afternoon. There are signs promoting protection of the Boulder-White Clouds mountains and signs calling for freeing Boise Pastor Saeed…

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