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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2015

TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2015

MONDAY, JAN. 19, 2015

Ybarra hires her local newspaper editor as new spokesman 

Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra, who is from Mountain Home, has hired Kelly Everitt, who was managing editor of the Mountain Home News for the past 26 years, as her communications specialist, Idaho Education News reports. Reporter Kevin Richert writes that Everitt had announced in a newspaper column last...

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Hundreds gather in the Idaho Capitol rotunda for the state's official Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day commemoration on Monday (Betsy Russell)

State MLK ceremony features calls for justice

Hundreds of people filled the Capitol rotunda on three floors for today’s Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day commemoration. Lt. Gov. Brad Little, reading an official proclamation, declared, “The celebration of Dr. King's birthday is intended as a time for all Americans to reaffirm…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 18, 2015

Boise Police Chief Mike Masterson addresses an "Add the Words" rally on the state Capitol steps on Saturday (UI Argonaut / George Wood)

More than 1,000 rally for 'Add the Words' bill

More than 1,000 people rallied at the state Capitol on Saturday for the “Add the Words” bill, to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act and outlaw discrimination on those bases in housing, employment and public accommodations. Among…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2015

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Clark Corbin, and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin on Idaho Public TV's "Idaho Reports" on Friday (Idaho Public TV)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports,” I join Jim Weatherby, Clark Corbin, and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin to discuss the events of the first week of the legislative session, from school funding to revenue to state worker pay. The show also includes an interview with…

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Nearly 5 inches of snow had fallen at Bogus Basin, as of 9 a.m. Friday

Snow in the mountains...

Here's some good news for skiers: Almost five inches of new snow has fallen at Bogus Basin, as of 9:15 this morning. It was needed; things were getting a little thin up there. Brundage is reporting 7 inches of new snow; Tamarack is reporting 5…

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