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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2015

SUNDAY, JAN. 11, 2015


FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2015


Of Bibles, politics and family heritage...

Lewiston Tribune reporter Bill Spence turned up this interesting anecdote in his feature story today on the Bibles that Idaho’s top state elected officials use to take their oaths of office, including cherished family heirlooms: Gov. Butch Otter used his late father’s Bible, which he…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2015



Transportation funding high on Legislature's agenda 

Legislative leaders from both parties say improvements to how Idaho funds maintenance of its transportation system are likely to get attention this year. “The citizens of Idaho have invested billions of dollars in to this transportation system,” said House Speaker Scott Bedke. “I think we…

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Otter on IEN, prison takeover, Medicaid... 

Other comments from Gov. Butch Otter at this morning’s AP Legislative Preview: On the Idaho Education Network: “The only problem that we’ve had with the IEN was the contracting process.” He said a recent survey of school districts gave the broadband network high marks; however,…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2015



TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2015





Sherri Ybarra answers questions from reporters at her first news conference Tuesday in Boise (Betsy Russell)

Ybarra: State ed department will be the 'go-to place' 

New state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra is holding her first press conference today, at which she introduced her executive staff. In addition to interim Chief Deputy Pete Koehler, Special Assistant to the Superintendent Tim Corder, and Special Education Director Charlotte “Charlie” Silva, she introduced Will...

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