Eye On Boise

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015


Boise author Doerr wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction 

Doerr Idaho author Anthony Doerr's novel "All the Light We Cannot See" has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The Pulitzer judges cited Doerr’s “imaginative and intricate novel” set during World War II. The 41-year-old Boise author told the Associated Press, "Obviously, it's wonderful," adding...

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State ed board unanimously approves Ybarra's new ESEA waiver 

The state Board of Education, meeting late last week in Moscow, unanimously approved state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s request for a new one-year waiver from requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind law, Idaho Education News reports. Idaho’s existing waiver...

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ITD: Studded tires illegal after April 30

Driving on studded snow tires will become illegal for the season after April 30 in Idaho, and the Idaho Transportation Department is reminding people that violations carry a $67 fine. They’re also advising against driving on studded tires when roadways are bare to avoid severe...

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Lawmakers honor Sen. Keough's milestone 

One North Idaho senator got a surprise on the final night of the legislative session – she was honored for becoming the longest-serving female senator in the history of the state. Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, who has served for 20 years, said, “I’m really honored,...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Bill Spence and Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" program on Idaho Public Television (Idaho Public TV / Chet Parry)

The session that was, and the fallout that follows... 

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports,” I join Dr. Jim Weatherby, Lewiston Tribune reporter Bill Spence and co-host Melissa Davlin to discuss the fallout from this year’s tumultuous legislative session. Also, Davlin talks with Post Register reporter Bryan Clark about the “surplus eliminator,” and interviews Sen. Grant...

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Idaho unemployment remains at 7-year low

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in March with 5,400 workers finding jobs in the largest one-month increase on record. The Idaho Department of Labor in a news release Friday says total...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015








Otter on session: 'There's some unfinished business'

Gov. Butch Otter has distributed a statement, moments before his press conference starts this morning, saying, “While some unanticipated challenges left it with a grade of ‘Incomplete,’ … the 2015 session of the Idaho Legislature should be remembered for achieving historic improvements for Idaho schools...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015


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