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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2013

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Dem candidate for governor has vast personal wealth

The personal wealth of Democratic candidate for governor A.J. Balukoff is vast, Idaho Statesman reporter Dan Popkey reports this morning, and Balukoff has been very open about it, including his ability to at least partially self-fund his campaign; he has that in common with current...

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Salant named interim director of UI's McClure Center 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — There's a new interim director of the University of Idaho's marquee public-policy research center that's been beset by leadership turnover. The UI on Monday named Priscilla Salant interim director of the James A....

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MONDAY, DEC. 9, 2013

Shirtless fans spell out P-E-T-E at left, as Chris Petersen, right, takes questions from reporters after being introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Washington, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, in Seattle. Petersen formerly was head coach at Boise State. (AP / Ted S. Warren)

Petersen on move to UW: 'It was just time'

Chris Petersen was introduced as the University of Washington's new head football coach at a press conference today in Seattle; click below for the full AP report. On his departure from Boise State after incredible success - and after years of spurning offers from other...

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Teachers and supporters rally for improvements to Idaho schools on a sub-freezing Monday afternoon in Boise (Betsy Russell)

Cheering for education in the cold... 

About 75 well-bundled teachers and their supporters gathered on the Statehouse steps this afternoon to rally for improving Idaho schools and press for state lawmakers to enact the 20 recommendations of the governor’s education stakeholders task force, which range from a new teacher career ladder...

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Idaho ranks 26th for anti-smoking efforts

Idaho ranks 26th in the nation for funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a new report from a coalition of public health organizations. The report, “A Broken Promise to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 15 Years...

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Labrador to fast food workers: Get into management 

During a conference call with reporters today, Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador was asked about minimum wage protests across the country among fast food workers. “I’m against raising the minimum wage,” Labrador said. He said minimum-wage jobs allow entry-level workers to “acquire the skills that...

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Bogus opens for the season, skiers delight

What a fabulous surprise for Treasure Valley skiers, when Bogus Basin opened yesterday on just one day’s notice. I certainly didn’t expect to be laying down tracks through untouched powder at my home ski resort over the weekend, but there we were! The non-profit resort...

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