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Eye On Boise archive for May 2017

TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

GOP still posting strong numbers in Idaho; full Sunday column 

With all the roiling national hubbub surrounding President Trump, there’s been speculation on the national scene that voters may turn away from the GOP, but there’s certainly no sign of that here in Idaho. According to data posted Friday by the Idaho secretary of state’s office, about 50% of Idaho’s registered voters were Republicans...

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FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017

From left, Betsy Russell, Sen. Maryanne Jordan, Jason Risch, and co-host Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television, May 19 ,2017. (Idaho Public TV / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television includes a rundown of the developments of the week, and also explores immigration in Idaho, through the eyes of three naturalized citizens in the Magic Valley who walk about when they started to feel American, and when the...

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THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017

Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador speaks in favor of his immigration crackdown bill in the House Judiciary Committee during a committee markup session, May 18, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (House Judiciary Committee)

Labrador presses immigration crackdown bill in Congress 

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador pressed a sweeping immigration enforcement bill Thursday that would add 12,500 additional armed federal immigration officers, penalize sanctuary cities, enlist state and local police in federal immigration enforcement, impose new criminal penalties and step up detentions and deportations...

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N. Idaho ballot included Canadian as a candidate 

Northern Idaho election workers were forced to cross out the name of a hospital trustee candidate on roughly 13,000 ballots after discovering the woman was Canadian. During Tuesday’s election, Bonner County voters received ballots with Michelle Anderson’s name blacked out. She had been one of the six candidates vying...

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TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, which opened in 2010 (Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

Idaho approves 2nd state veterans cemetery, set for eastern Idaho

Plans for a second Idaho state veterans cemetery in eastern Idaho won approval from the state Land Board on Tuesday, nearly a decade after plans for a North Idaho state veterans cemetery were dropped. That earlier plan was foiled when the feds chose a site for a new veterans cemetery in Spokane County, across the state line from Idaho’s planned...

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Otter endorses Little in Idaho governor's race

Gov. Butch Otter says he's endorsing Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little in Idaho's 2018 governor race. Otter said Monday that while the gubernatorial race currently has a several capable candidates, he's always supported Little. Otter appointed Little to serve as his second-in-command in 2009 his announcement is the first high-profile endorsement...

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MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017

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