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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2015



Bill to increase juror pay clears House panel

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho jurors in lengthy trials are one step closer to getting a bigger paycheck. The House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee advanced the plan on Wednesday, which would pay jurors $50 per day...

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House Ed Committee introduces anti-bullying bill

Last year, Rep. Ilana Rubel, R-Boise, spoke to an Eastern Idaho mother whose son committed suicide after repeated bullying incidents. Rubel promised she would do more to try to prevent similar things happening to other students, reports Clark Corbin of Idaho EdNews; since then, hundreds...

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Quane Kenyon, former longtime legislative reporter for the Associated Press, serves as a substitute state senator in 2013 (Betsy Russell)

Longtime AP reporter Quane Kenyon dies at 76 

Former longtime Associated Press reporter Quane Kenyon Sr. passed away last night; he covered many an Idaho legislative session, and in this 2013 photo, is shown, 14 years after his retirement, filling in as a substitute for Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise. Counting regular sessions, organizational...

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Six firms reply to RFI for school broadband service next year 

Six companies have responded to a Request for Information from the state Department of Administration regarding an Idaho Education Network replacement contract for the fiscal year that starts July 1, Idaho EdNews reports. Among the responses: As the self-labeled Idaho Education Network “incumbent,” Education Networks...

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