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Eye On Boise archive for March 2018


Idaho auctions federal timber in deal with Forest Service

Idaho officials have auctioned timber on federal land as part of an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service intended to increase logging and reduce the severity of wildfires. The sale on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests in northern Idaho is the third timber sale sold by the Idaho Department of Lands under the federal Good Neighbor Authority...

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The week that was...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television reports on the redistricting that’s ahead for Idaho following the 2020 census, and various bills that have been proposed this year to try to change the process. Also, producer Seth Ogilvie interviews House Health & Welfare Committee Chairman…

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Idaho bill seeks to deter domestic abusers from owning guns

Idaho would become the latest state to prevent convicted domestic abusers from owning guns under a proposal headed to the House floor. The House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee, a Republican-dominant panel, on Thursday spent several hours debating the Democratic-backed measure before agreeing to send HB 585 to the House floor...

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Senate passes tax-cut bill, 26-9

The Senate has voted 26-9 in favor of HB 463, the governor’s tax-cut bill, sending the measure to the governor’s desk. The nine “no” votes included all six Senate Democrats, plus three Republicans: Sens. Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston, the Senate tax chairman; Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton, the...

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'Staff error' to blame for Jordan's email claim that she's 'only Dem ever elected' from N. Idaho

Paulette Jordan's campaign says a “staff error” resulted in an email being sent out Wednesday claiming she is the “only Democrat ever elected” to the Legislature from northern Idaho. Jordan, who represented the 5th Legislative District from 2014 until she resigned last week, faces Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff in the May 15 gubernatorial...

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