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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

ITD to hold off a year on trucker texting ban 

The Idaho Transportation Department had been working on legislation to propose in January to ban texting by commercial truck drivers, to comply with a recently enacted federal rule, but now the proposed legislation is being withdrawn. The reason: Another new federal rule has come out,…

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Of seniors, insurance exchanges and SHIBA...

During the state Legislature's Health Care Task Force discussion this morning on health insurance exchange legislation, Rep. Carlos Bilbao, R-Emmett, said he's visited lots of senior centers and nursing homes in his district in the past few months, and has found people there both concerned…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011

Tech task force approves all recommendations unanimously 

The "Students Come First" technology task force has voted unanimously in favor of the recommendations from its first subcommittee, on "One-to-One Governance and Instructional Integration," without discussion. One the second one, the "Classroom Technology Integration" subcommittee, Rep. Wendy Jaquet, D-Ketchum, offered a substitute motion, which…

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Tech task force considers different rollout for student computers

The "Students Come First" technology task force has four subcommittees: "One-to-One Governance and Instructional Integration," with the "one-to-one" referring to the goal of providing one "mobile compputing device" for every student; "Classroom Technology Integration;" "Platform, Specifics and Procurement;" and "Online Learning Implementation." State Rep. Reed…

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

Court upholds UI campus gun ban 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A state judge has ruled in favor of the University of Idaho in a lawsuit challenging the school's restrictions on keeping firearms in on-campus housing. The ruling was handed down Thursday by 2nd…

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Popkey: 'Reasonable' Republicans rebel 

Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey reports today on the latest splits among Republicans in North Idaho, with a new group backing "reasonable" Republicans and another saying it's so conservative it disavows Richard Nixon as liberal. “You can’t be on the Republican Central Committee unless you…

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