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Eye on Boise: Otter wants technical-ed boost to address labor shortage

Eye on Boise column for Sunday


Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene woman searches for perfect ‘mocktail’

Eden Irgens, a Coeur d’Alene fan and communications specialist, has searched for the perfect mocktail in Lake City after eliminating alcohol from her diet and lifestyle. As part of that process, she has started a blog to tell readers which bars and restaurants in town offer good mocktail alternatives. And which don’t.


The week that was…

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” rounds up the happenings of the third week of this year’s legislative session, including co-host Melissa Davlin’s interview with Rep. Wendy Horman, state Board of Education President Don Soltman and College of Southern Idaho President Jeff Fox on “K-through-Career” education, and a…


The fight over the tax conformity bill and same-sex marriage…

Here’s my full story on today’s fight in the House over the tax-conformity bill and same-sex marriage: BOISE – North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott tried unsuccessfully Friday to kill an income tax bill over same-sex marriage issues, though the measure must pass before Idahoans can…


Rep. Scott fails to kill tax bill despite gay marriage issues

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott tried to get the tax conformity bill killed in the House today, but failed; she still maintains she’s on the constitutional high ground. The bill passed and moves to the Senate; once it’s signed into law, Idahoans can begin filing their state income tax returns.


Jury convicts Coeur d’Alene teen of murdering brother, father

A jury on Friday began deliberating whether to find 16-year-old Eldon Gale Samuel III guilty of murdering his younger brother and father in Coeur d’Alene almost two years ago. Samuel is charged with first-degree murder for killing 13-year-old Jonathan Samuel and second-degree murder for killing Eldon Samuel Jr., 46.


Trump-less GOP debate drew 12.5 million viewers

The seventh Republican presidential debate – and the first one without Donald Trump – has reached 12.5 million viewers.


22 Clinton emails were top secret, government says

The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton’s unsecured home server contained some of the U.S. government’s most closely guarded secrets, censoring 22 emails with material demanding one of the highest levels of classification.


Freshman rep gets the ‘crow’ for drawing just 8 votes for motion

Following today’s House vote to pass the tax conformity bill, the House went at ease for a bit of a tongue-in-cheek ceremony: The “crow,” a statue of a crow that’s ceremonially passed to the House member who gets the least support on a bill or…


Scott on conformity bill: ‘We’re trying to have it both ways’

Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, staunchly defended her unsuccessful move to kill the tax conformity bill today, saying the measure shouldn’t permit same-sex couples to file joint Idaho tax returns unless the Idaho Constitution is amended to remove the court-voided ban on same-sex marriage. “I just…



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Eye on Boise: Otter wants technical-ed boost to address labor shortage

Eye on Boise column for Sunday


Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene woman searches for perfect ‘mocktail’

Eden Irgens, a Coeur d’Alene fan and communications specialist, has searched for the perfect mocktail in Lake City after eliminating alcohol from her diet and lifestyle. As part of that process, she has started a blog to tell readers which bars and restaurants in town offer good mocktail alternatives. And which don’t.


The week that was…

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” rounds up the happenings of the third week of this year’s legislative session, including co-host Melissa Davlin’s interview with Rep. Wendy Horman, state Board of Education President Don Soltman and College of Southern Idaho President Jeff Fox on “K-through-Career” education, and a…


The fight over the tax conformity bill and same-sex marriage…

Here’s my full story on today’s fight in the House over the tax-conformity bill and same-sex marriage: BOISE – North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott tried unsuccessfully Friday to kill an income tax bill over same-sex marriage issues, though the measure must pass before Idahoans can…


Rep. Scott fails to kill tax bill despite gay marriage issues

North Idaho Rep. Heather Scott tried to get the tax conformity bill killed in the House today, but failed; she still maintains she’s on the constitutional high ground. The bill passed and moves to the Senate; once it’s signed into law, Idahoans can begin filing their state income tax returns.


Jury convicts Coeur d’Alene teen of murdering brother, father

A jury on Friday began deliberating whether to find 16-year-old Eldon Gale Samuel III guilty of murdering his younger brother and father in Coeur d’Alene almost two years ago. Samuel is charged with first-degree murder for killing 13-year-old Jonathan Samuel and second-degree murder for killing Eldon Samuel Jr., 46.


Trump-less GOP debate drew 12.5 million viewers

The seventh Republican presidential debate – and the first one without Donald Trump – has reached 12.5 million viewers.


22 Clinton emails were top secret, government says

The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton’s unsecured home server contained some of the U.S. government’s most closely guarded secrets, censoring 22 emails with material demanding one of the highest levels of classification.


Freshman rep gets the ‘crow’ for drawing just 8 votes for motion

Following today’s House vote to pass the tax conformity bill, the House went at ease for a bit of a tongue-in-cheek ceremony: The “crow,” a statue of a crow that’s ceremonially passed to the House member who gets the least support on a bill or…


Scott on conformity bill: ‘We’re trying to have it both ways’

Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, staunchly defended her unsuccessful move to kill the tax conformity bill today, saying the measure shouldn’t permit same-sex couples to file joint Idaho tax returns unless the Idaho Constitution is amended to remove the court-voided ban on same-sex marriage. “I just…