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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2018

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17, 2018

TUESDAY, JAN. 16, 2018

David Groeschl (Guy Hand)

Groeschl named acting state lands director

Idaho’s state Land Board today voted to appoint State Forester David Groeschl as acting director of the Idaho Department of Lands, after former Director Tom Schultz left the post to become vice president of government affairs and community outreach for Idaho Forest Group. Groeschl has…

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MONDAY, JAN. 15, 2018

Hemming, hawing, and truck registration fees...

The legislative interim committee charged with re-examining truck registration fees in Idaho met again today, after learning that its Nov. 9 decision to just make no recommendation won’t fly. “The reason we do have this meeting is because we do have to make a recommendation,”…

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Russ Barron, director of the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, addresses JFAC on Monday morning, Jan. 15, 2018, along with Deputy Director Lori Wolff, left, and state Insurance Director Dean Cameron, right. (Betsy Z. Russell)

A deep dive into the Idaho Health Care Plan...

Members of the Legislature’s joint budget committee took a deep dive into the Idaho Health Care Plan this morning at a special hearing, hearing from state Insurance Director Dean Cameron, Health & Welfare Director Russ Barron, and H&W Deputy Director Lori Wolff. The plan calls...

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Idaho state Capitol, on the morning of Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 (Betsy Z. Russell)

A busy day at the Capitol...

It’s a state holiday today – Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day – but the Legislature is in session, as it doesn’t take holidays. JFAC is holding a special hearing this morning on the Idaho Health Care Plan, the Otter Administration’s proposed dual-waiver health…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 14, 2018

Sandpoint racist flyer suspect identified

For more than a year, Sandpoint has been plagued by racist propaganda, including flyers targeting city leaders, CDs left on cars in a high school parking lot and anonymous letters mailed to minorities. Police now believe they have found a man responsible for some of…

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