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Eye On Boise archive for April 2015

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015


Ybarra's chief deputy to stay on longer than planned

State schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s chief deputy, former Nampa Superintendent Pete Koehler, has decided to stay on through the end of the calendar year, rather than leaving next month, Idaho Education News reports. Koehler told EdNews reporter Clark Corbin, “It was kind like being in...

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Idaho's history of religious fear goes back decades 

Fear and discrimination against different religious groups has a long history in Idaho, reports Ryan Struyk of the Associated Press, from hostility toward Mormon settlers dating back to the first days of Idaho Territory in the late 1800s, to resistance to Catholic immigrants, including Basques,...

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Protesters outside a well-attended talk in Sandpoint on Tuesday morning by anti-Islam speaker Shahram Hadian (Scott Maben)

Two different views of Islam in Idaho... 13 

More than 100 people gathered at the Sandpoint Community Hall this morning to hear anti-Islam speaker Shahram Hadian speak, reports Melissa Davlin of Idaho Public Television; Hadian, a Christian pastor from Chattaroy, Wash. and former Muslim, downplayed his role in helping kill child support enforcement...

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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015

Boise author Doerr wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction 

Doerr Idaho author Anthony Doerr's novel "All the Light We Cannot See" has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The Pulitzer judges cited Doerr’s “imaginative and intricate novel” set during World War II. The 41-year-old Boise author told the Associated Press, "Obviously, it's wonderful," adding…

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