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Eye On Boise archive for Sept. 2015

TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2015







Homeowner’s exemption going up

Idaho house prices are going up, so the maximum homeowner’s exemption from property taxes for 2016 will rise 5.77 percent to $94,745, a third year of increases after four straight years of decreases. The exemption currently tops out at $89,580. Idaho allows homeowners to exempt...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 2015

FRIDAY, SEPT. 18, 2015





Capt. John Billings, right, is questioned as Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, left, and lead defense counsel Eugene Fidell look on during a preliminary hearing to determine if Sgt. Bergdahl should face a court-martial, at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Bergdahl, who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (AP / Brigitte Woosley)

Latest from Bergdahl hearing in Texas...

As Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s hearing in San Antonio, Texas enters its second day today, the defense has begun presenting its case. Yesterday’s prosecution testimony focused on the difficulties of the search for the sergeant, after he left his post in Afghanistan and was captured...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015


Idaho prisons to revamp treatment programs

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is eliminating one prison treatment program and will be revamping several others after an in-depth assessment showed that some were ineffective and many relied on outdated research. Idaho Department of Correction Director...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2015





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