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Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 2015

MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015

FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2015

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public TV. (IPTV / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little joins the pundits panel on tonight’s “Idaho Reports,” to discuss the upcoming legislative session, education, tax cuts, health care, state revenue and more. I join Jim Weatherby and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin on the panel for the discussion;…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2015

New Ada County magistrate judge named

Ada County has a new magistrate judge: Boise attorney Jill Jurries, whose appointment was announced today by the 4th District Magistrate Commission. She’ll start in January. Idaho has 89 magistrate judges, 23 of them in the 4th District, which is centered in Ada County. Jurries,…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015

Flawed Schoolnet system to go dark on June 30 

The State Department of Education will pull the plug on the Schoolnet instructional management system on June 30, the department’s chief technology officer told lawmakers Wednesday. Idaho EdNews reports that the department has been looking for a path away from the Schoolnet mess since March,…

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Changes to state purchasing laws will take more time...

Lawmakers on the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee heard an update today on their 2014 report on strengthening state contract management, which had called for significant changes. Staffer Amanda Bartlett reported that after proposed rule changes were defeated in the last legislative session, a legislative interim…

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West Ada hires Rannells as new superintendent

The board of the troubled West Ada School District voted unanimously last night to hire Mary Ann Ranells, former Lakeland School District superintendent and former deputy state superintendent, as the district’s next superintendent. Rannells will start the first week of January; she replaces former longtime…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015

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