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Eye On Boise archive for March 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018

In this Thursday, March 1, 2018 photo, Idaho Republican state Rep. Priscilla Giddings sits at the Capitol in Boise. The Idaho lawmaker urges her constituents to send in submissions for her "fake news awards" during the legislative session. Officials at all levels of government are now using the term "fake news" as a weapon against unflattering stories and information that can tarnish their images. Experts on the press and democracy say the cries of “fake news” could do long-term damage by sowing confusion and contempt for journalists, and by undermining the media’s role as a watchdog on government and politicians. (AP / Kimberlee Kruesi)

'Fake news' smear takes hold among politicians at all levels

An Idaho state lawmaker urges her constituents to submit entries for her "fake news awards." The Kentucky governor tweets #FAKENEWS to dismiss questions about his purchase of a home from a supporter. An aide to the Texas land commissioner uses the phrase to downplay the significance of his boss receiving donations from employees of a company...

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From left, Betsy Russell, Rebecca Boone, host Melissa Davlin, and Bill Manny on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television on March 9, 2018. (Idaho Public TV)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, BSU professor emeritus Jim Weatherby discusses voter engagement in Idaho with producer Seth Ogilvie; host Melissa Davlin interviews Sen. Abby Lee about foster care in Idaho; Ogilvie interviews Reps. Judy Boyle and Patrick McDonald and Sen. Cherie…

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Otter on CMS letter: 'Not a rejection, an invitation'

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s letter yesterday notifying Idaho that its proposed “state-based” health insurance plans violate federal law and threatening enforcement action: “Contrary to news media interpretations, the letter from CMS Administrator Verma was not a rejection...

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Foster Care Improvement Act clears Senate panel

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved SB 1341, the Foster Care Improvement Act, and sent it to the full Senate with a recommendation that it “do pass,” the Twin Falls Times-News reports. The bill would codify the common judicial practice of keeping siblings together whenever...

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Idaho House spikes rural schools network bill

A bill backed by Idaho's top schools chief to develop a new rural schools network has once again failed to clear the Legislature. For the third year in a row, the AP reports, state lawmakers on Wednesday blocked a proposal to form a three-year pilot project in which rural schools would collaborate and share resources. The pilot project...

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