Eye On Boise

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015

Goin' down the road... 

It’s getting hotter and hotter here, and fortunately for me, I’m headed off on vacation for the next week. I’ll be here and there, including some places that will be notably cooler than the 100-plus temps now predicted for Boise, though also some that may...

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Teacher salaries vary widely across state...

A review of teacher pay in Idaho reveals wide gaps between the highs and lows, writes Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News. Richert examines the reasons for the wide variance, and reports that the new five-year career ladder teacher pay plan may only accentuate it....

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West Nile virus confirmed in Gem County mosquitoes

Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been found in Gem County, the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare reports; public health officials are reminding people to take precautions against mosquito bites. “Disease-carrying mosquitoes will be around now until a killing frost, so it is...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015

Marijuana license-plate profiling case dropped

A discrimination case against the Idaho State Police for targeting a driver for a marijuana search because his license plates were from a state that has legalized the drug has been dismissed at the request of both sides, after it ran into numerous legal hurdles....

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Official state flag flies in front of the Mississippi governor's mansion (AP)

Boise removes Mississippi flag from city hall due to use of confederate symbols 

A Mississippi state flag was removed from a display of all 50 states’ flags in front of Boise City Hall on Wednesday, after Boise Mayor David Bieter expressed concern that the Confederate battle flag logo that’s part of Mississippi’s official flag conflicts with Boise’s commitment to be a welcoming city for people from diverse backgrounds...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015

Caldwell school trustees won't say why they removed superintendent, assistant from jobs, but they're staying on as consultants

School trustees in Caldwell are remaining mum on details about the recent removal of their superintendent and his assistant, despite criticism from residents. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Caldwell school trustees refused to answer questions from the public regarding former Superintendent Tim Rosandick and Assistant...

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Ybarra makes another key hire from Mountain Home 

State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra is making another key hire from Mountain Home, reports Idaho EdNews, and this time it’s her former boss, Mountain Home school district Superintendent Tim McMurtrey. He’ll start as the state Department of Education’s performance officer/strategic planner on July 1, writes...

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MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015








SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015

Windsurfers and kitesailors at Lucky Peak on Father's Day morning, 2015 (Betsy Z. Russell)

A Father's Day morning windsurf session... 

It’s rare that there’s good windsurfing weather up at Lucky Peak Lake when it’s cloudy, but today, Father’s Day, was one of those rare days. Here, the final windsurfer comes sailing in, as the kitesailors still find plenty of wind to play in toward the...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015


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