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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 27, 2017

FRIDAY, OCT. 27, 2017

Otter makes workforce development council changes

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter issued an executive order today, following recommendations from the Governor’s Workforce Development Task Force, calling for the state’s 36-member workforce development council to be given more authority and to be “more independent and industry-driven.” “Idaho businesses need a more nimble, responsive...

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Two construction workers from Upsom Roofing, in orange shirts, work on the dome above the Idaho House chamber at the Idaho state Capitol, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Betsy Z. Russell)

A job site with a view...

This year’s heavy winter caused some leaking in the Idaho House chamber, prompting multiple temporary patches, but when the snow cleared, inspections revealed that the copper roofing on the House and Senate domes is deteriorating and needs replacement. The existing copper roofing was installed in...

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Hixon investigation turned over to Attorney General's office

Authorities said Thursday the criminal investigation involving a former state representative has been turned over to the Idaho Attorney General's office. According to Caldwell police, the Attorney General's office will continue the investigation into 36-year-old Brandon Hixon from Caldwell. Officials have declined to share details about the case...

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