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Eye On Boise archive for June 12, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013

Idaho high school to drop 'Redskins' mascot 

Teton High School in Driggs is looking for a new nickname, logo and mascot, now that it's decided to drop its longtime one: "Redskins." That decision came to show respect for Native Americans, the school principal said; the school board approved the move Monday night,...

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Idaho farmers sue Monsanto over GMO wheat 

Farmers in Idaho have filed a federal lawsuit against seed giant Monsanto after genetically engineered wheat was found in an eastern Oregon field, the Associated Press reports. The farmers, represented by a Boise law firm, filed the federal lawsuit Friday contending that Monsanto's development of...

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Lawmakers bemoan shortage of school counselors 

Idaho lawmakers are unhappy that the state’s schools superintendent has resisted moves to add more school counselors to help boost the number of students going on to higher education. In 2010-2011, Idaho had 489 students for every counselor, above the national average of 471 and...

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