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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 18, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012

Panel backs rule with change

The Senate Education Committee has voted to accept the State Board of Education's online course rule requiring two online classes to graduate from high school in Idaho, with the caveat that it'll be adjusted by the state board to remove a requirement that one of…

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Bogus Basin to open tomorrow 

Bogus Basin has announced that it will open for the season tomorrow - Thursday, Jan. 19, the non-profit Boise ski resort's latest-ever opening; there's more info here. Charlifts 1, 2, 4, 7 and the Easy Rider carpet will operate; hours Thursday and Friday will be…

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Krystal Esterline, right, who has both developmental disabilities and severe mental illness, talks about the impact of cuts in her Medicaid services on Wednesday; at left is her legal guardian, Nikki Tangen. (Betsy Russell)

'Terrible damage to system of support' 

Krystal Esterline is among about 600 people in Idaho with both developmental disabilities and severe and persistent mental illness who had to choose between her developmental services and her mental health services, under one of this year's Medicaid cuts. The results were disastrous; after losing…

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Panel discusses Medicaid and its impacts on Wednesday (Betsy Russell)

Medicaid: Putting faces on the impacts... 

Kelly Buckland, the former director of Idaho's State Independent Living Council and now executive director of the National Council for Independent Living in Washington, D.C., is back in Boise today to lead a roundtable on the economic and other impacts of Medicaid in Idaho, including…

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