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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2017

SUNDAY, DEC. 31, 2017

 (Betsy Z. Russell)

May it be a good year...

I’m very pleased to report that Charlie is now (finally) out of the ICU and is doing much better. This is the view of the mountains from his new room at St. Al’s. Happy new year, everyone…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 2017

Betsy and Charlie Russell on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Tamarack Resort (Betsy Z. Russell)

When life knocks hard...

We all know that getting older kind of sucks. That’s pretty much a given, and widely acknowledged among those of us who have reached middle age. But life has a way of knocking hard and waking us up. Just in the past two years, three...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 19, 2017

Labrador votes yes on tax plan, misses others for fundraiser

U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador cast a yes vote for Congress’ tax plan overhaul in Washington D.C. after missing several votes the day before to attend a gubernatorial campaign event in Idaho. The Republican congressman attended the fundraiser Monday and then flew back east that night to make Tuesday’s vote. Labrador declined to comment...

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Man wins tied southern Idaho election following recount

A southern Idaho city has filled a council seat after an election that ended in what officials thought was tie and was followed by a coin toss and a recount. The Times-News reports Minidoka County officials recounted ballots Monday, finding Dick Galbraith had won the seat on the Heyburn City Council by one vote...

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MONDAY, DEC. 18, 2017

Idaho victims' rights proposal would cost state $553,000

Advocates of a proposal seeking to expand the rights of crime victims in Idaho say the statewide cost would be less than 1 percent of what the state already spends on public safety each year. Research economists with the firm ECONorthwest released their analysis of the proposal Monday. According to the firm, it would cost the state $553,000...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 17, 2017

FRIDAY, DEC. 15, 2017

Ahlquist clarifies breaching dams stance after forum

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist's campaign said Friday the Republican businessman has always been against breaching dams along the Snake River despite not stating that position when asked at a recent sportsmen's forum. In an opinion piece published earlier this week, Ahlquist said he would fight to protect Idaho's waters for farmers...

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From left, David Hill, Kevin Richert, host Melissa Davlin, Don Coberly, and Betsy Russell on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television, on Dec. 15, 2017. (Idaho Public TV / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television examines the uncertainty over NAFTA is affecting Idaho agricultural producers; Idaho’s challenges in increasing the percentage of those who go on to higher education after high school; and the upcoming “respectful workplace” training all Idaho state lawmakers will…

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Idaho officials work to restore driver's license services

Idaho Transportation Department officials say they are working on fully restoring driver's license services two weeks after computer outages left hundreds of residents unable to renew licenses. The Post Register reports a recent software update to the department's computer systems caused driver's license services to shut down across the state...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 14, 2017

Crapo, 1st CD candidates address net neutrality decision

We asked members of Idaho’s congressional delegation today for their comments on the FCC’s net neutrality decision; Sen. Jim Risch was traveling and couldn’t be reached for comment, and neither 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador nor 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson responded. Sen. Mike Crapo said, “I opposed the decision of the FCC to reclassify...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13, 2017

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