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Eye On Boise archive for Aug. 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

Idaho Meth Project names new director

The Idaho Meth Project has hired a new executive director, Adrean Cavener, the former director of government relations in Idaho for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The Meth Project, which got just over a quarter-million in funding from Idaho’s Millenium Fund this…

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ITD to suspend most road work over holiday weekend

The Idaho Transportation Department says it’ll suspend roadwork statewide that impacts travelers to ease the way for motorists over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, with one exception: The Gowen Road interchange project just east of Boise. Work being done there will not impede traffic,…

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MONDAY, AUG. 25, 2014

SUNDAY, AUG. 24, 2014

Scalia to speak in Boise at SRBA conference 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be the keynote speaker Monday night at a conference marking the conclusion of the Snake River Basin Adjudication process. Scalia will speak at a sold-out 7 p.m. dinner at the Boise Centre on the Grove that also will…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014

Two divergent views on Idaho education... 

The two major-party candidates for governor are offering “two divergent views on education” this week, reports Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, with GOP Gov. Butch Otter sending a guest opinion to Idaho newspapers saying Idaho is on a continuing “journey to education excellence,” and…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014

GAO concludes Bergdahl swap broke law 

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, according to a GAO report submitted to Congress today, the AP reports. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

Luna's new job to start Jan. 1 

Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna will start his new job as a vice president with Project Lead the Way, a national education non-profit, on Jan. 1, 2015, according to the project’s spokeswoman, Jennifer Cahill. The non-profit, which provides STEM curriculum and training to schools…

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MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

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