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Eye On Boise archive for May 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017

From left, Betsy Russell, Marty Peterson, former U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson, Jim Weatherby, and co-host Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television, May 12, 2017. (Idaho Public TV / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television includes new U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s first visit to the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho; flooding problems around the state, and more. On the pundits panel, I join Marty Peterson, former U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy...

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15 Idaho attorneys, judges vying for high court opening

Fifteen candidates are vying for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann announced earlier this year he will retire in August — 16 months before the end of his current six-year term. This Idaho Judicial Council has since solicited names, where they will then recommend up to four names to the governor...

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Idaho asks appeals court to uphold ban on spying at farms 

Idaho is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a statewide ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses after a lower court judge sided with animal rights activists who said the ban violated free speech rights. Idaho lawmakers passed the law in 2014 making it a criminal offense to enter agricultural facilities by misrepresentation...

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New legislative budget director named 

The Idaho Legislature’s longtime budget director, Cathy Holland-Smith, is retiring after nearly 30 years with the state, the last 10 as the director of the Legislature’s nonpartisan Division of Budget and Policy. Her last day is Friday; on Monday, Paul Headlee, who has been a...

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THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

Conservation groups move to halt wildlife killing by feds 

A group of conservation advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block the federal government's aerial gunning, trapping and poisoning of wildlife across Idaho. According to the complaint, the coalition says the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services should halt all ongoing killing of native wild animals until it completes...

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Inmates walk from their cellblock to the dining hall at the Idaho State Correctional Institution south of Boise. (Charlie Litchfield / File/Associated Press)

Idaho faces class-action lawsuit over failure to provide kosher meals for Jewish prisoners 

Despite years of warnings, Idaho’s state prison system is continuing to refuse to provide kosher meals to Jewish inmates, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Idaho. Jewish prisoners have repeatedly filed grievances and requests for kosher meals, only to be denied. And during the eight-day Jewish festival of Passover...

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TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017

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