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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 2016

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

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, co-hosts Melissa Davlin and Aaron Kunz examine the news of the week – election results and fallout. On the pundits panel, I join Jim Weatherby, Kevin Richert, Davlin and Kunz to discuss the implications for anti-federalism, education...

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Idaho state Capitol dome (Betsy Z. Russell)

Legislative leaders say Idaho's work to close health coverage gap isn't ending 

The work of the Legislature’s study panel examining alternatives to close Idaho’s health coverage gap isn’t over, legislative leaders said Friday, even though President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to repeal Obamacare. “I don’t believe that is dead,” said House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley. “I don’t think the problem has gone away.” Full story...

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Demonstrators in Boise protest over Trump victory 

Several hundred people met in the streets of downtown Boise to protest Donald Trump's presidential election. The protest started Thursday on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse, where people gathered and marched the streets for several hours. The protests were similar to others around the nation...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016

Idaho voter turnout likely 75-80 percent

Counties around Idaho are posting some amazingly high turnout figures for Tuesday’s election, but it turns out those aren’t actually the final numbers – because they don’t take into account same-day voter registrations. That means the county figures – 88 percent in Ada County, 87...

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Paulette Jordan

Rep. Jordan: 'A message of hope' 

Not only is Paulette Jordan now the only Democrat in the Idaho Legislature from north of Boise, she’s also the only Native American member. A longtime Democratic activist and former Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council member, Jordan, D-Plummer, said, “My campaign has just been about staying...

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Crapo: 'Last night, voters sent a message' 15 

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo issued this statement on the election results: “I express my sincere thanks to the people of Idaho for their trust in re-electing me to represent their values in Washington. Additionally, voters have elected Donald Trump as our next president and I...

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter met with businesspeople in Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday and gave his take on Donald’s Trump election win, trade with China and the state’s economy. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Otter 'bullish' on a Trump Administration 

Running on little sleep after a trade mission to China followed by Tuesday’s election, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter was buoyant Wednesday about a Donald Trump presidency, the state’s lively economy and plans to better prepare its workforce. “I’m bullish. I’m really optimistic on a Trump administration,” Otter said in remarks in Coeur d'Alene...

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Labrador on Trump win: 'We must seize the moment' 

Idaho GOP Rep. Raúl Labrador issued this statement today: “I congratulate President-elect Donald Trump for his historic victory that brings Americans the new leadership they’ve long demanded. This election was a ringing call for change and I am eager to work with the president-elect to...

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