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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 15, 2010

FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2010

The week that was...

Here's a link to the first week of Idaho's legislative session in pictures, as a slide show. Let your cursor hover over the bottom part of the picture frame, and the captions will appear as the slide show plays. Tonight on Idaho Public Television's Idaho…

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MLK Day events include Tea Party? 

Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter will present an official state proclamation Monday at the state's Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day celebration, which will begin Monday at noon on the second floor of the Idaho State Capitol, in the rotunda. The…

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State board OKs 'Race to the Top'

The Idaho State Board of Education, in a special meeting, has voted unanimously, 7-0, to approve the state's application for "Race to the Top" federal grant funds. State Schools Supt. Tom Luna proposed the grant application, which includes a pilot program on teacher incentive pay,…

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House Education Chairman Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, is worried about a proposal to have cash-strapped school districts borrow against their budgets for next year to make it through this year. (Betsy Russell)

School borrowing plan raises doubts

The deal struck between Gov. Butch Otter, House Speaker Lawerence Denney and Senate President Pro-Tem Bob Geddes - to hit public schools with a new budget holdback but let districts that can't come up with their share of the $27.9 million in cuts borrow from…

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A series of tragedies...

While the world is reeling over the tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti, the Idaho Legislature has been hit with several personal tragedies this week involving its members and former members. The wife of Rep. Jim Marriott, R-Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday. The grandson of Rep.…

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