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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

Idaho man charged with federal hate crime in fatal beating

A southwestern Idaho man has been charged with a federal hate crime after prosecutors said he lured a gay man to a remote location and then badly beat him, causing the man's death. Twenty-three-year-old Kelly Schneider of Nampa was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month, but the case was kept under seal until he was taken into federal...

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Idaho to stop enforcing telemedicine abortion bans 

Women will no longer be banned from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine in Idaho, under a new legal settlement. Planned Parenthood announced Monday that the lawsuit settlement lifts unnecessary burdens on women seeking safe abortions. "Women in Idaho deserve the right to have access to the safest, highest quality health...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017

House Speaker Scott Bedke, left, and co-host Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television (Idaho Public TV)

The week that was...

This week’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television includes a rundown of the events of the week; co-host Melissa Davlin’s one-on-one interview with House Speaker Scott Bedke about the recent hubbub in the House; producer Seth Ogilvie’s look back at impressions of the first two…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

Idaho Democrat wants top-two primary system  

A state senator from Boise wants to drastically change Idaho's primary elections. Democratic Sen. Grant Burgoyne has introduced a personal bill that would create a top-two primary system. That means the top two vote-getters in each race during the primary would advance to the November election...

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Of budget rules and portfolio managers... 

There’s a bit of a tiff between the PERSI board and the Otter Administration, regarding a $100,000 fund transfer request in the PERSI budget for next year. No state general tax funds would be involved; it’s a transfer between PERSI funds that come from fees…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017

Study: Idaho natural gas and oil tax rates below many states

Idaho's effective tax rate on natural gas and oil production is less than half the average when compared with eight other producing states, according to a tax-comparison study released Thursday. The study made public at the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meeting found Idaho's rate at 4 percent compared with the 9.5 percent average...

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