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Eye On Boise archive for May 2017

TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017


Planned Parenthood, Wasden move to dismiss abortion suit 

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Planned Parenthood say it’s time to dismiss a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Idaho. Earlier this year, a federal judge agreed to give the Legislature time to repeal two laws passed in 2015 banning women from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine. Lawmakers begrudgingly...

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Dirk Kempthorne (American Council of Life Insurers)

Former Idaho Gov. Kempthorne, set for honorary UI degree, now crusades for life insurance, retirement options

These days, former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne is the chief representative of the life insurance industry, traveling the country and the world, giving speeches and representing insurers to the Trump administration, states, international groups and nations. It’s a role that’s brought the former Boise mayor, U.S. senator and U.S. secretary...

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FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017


From left, Betsy Russell, Lauren Necochea, Justin Vaughn, and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television, May 5, 2017. (Idaho Public TV / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television looks at who we are now in Idaho – who’s moving in, and from where; who’s moving out, and to where. It also examines Idahoans’ attitudes and how they’ve changed, as documented in the Boise State Public Policy...

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Bowe Bergdahl scheduled for trial in October 

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled for trial in October on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, according to a new timetable set Friday after several delays in the case. The judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, said at a pretrial hearing that he intends to start jury selection Oct. 16...

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THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017







WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017

Labrador, Simpson split votes on spending bill 

Idaho’s two House members split in the House vote today to approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and fund the federal government through Sept. 30: 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador voted no, and 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson voted yes....

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TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017


Authorities recovered this stolen Idaho Fish & Game cargo trailer in a remote canyon in Utah, and were transporting it back to Idaho on Tuesday. It suffered some minor damage including missing fenders. (Idaho Fish & Game)

Thief of Idaho F&G trailer left trail of GPS tracking collars 

The person who took an Idaho Fish and Game trailer from the agency's headquarters dumped GPS wildlife tracking collars during the getaway across two states and left a trail leading to a remote Utah canyon, officials said Tuesday. "He was like Johnny Appleseed, dropping stuff as he went along his route," Fish and Game spokesman Evin Oneale said...

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