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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2015

MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015

Attorney and lobbyist Bill Roden testifies at the House State Affairs Committee hearing on HB 2 on Monday morning (Betsy Russell)

Roden: 'Idaho has a history of tolerance' 

Bill Roden, attorney, lobbyist and former state lawmaker, told the House State Affairs Committee this morning that he was among the original co-sponsors of Idaho’s first civil rights law in 1961, which covered only discrimination based on race, creed, color and national origin. Over the…

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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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