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Eye On Boise archive for May 20, 2015


Former Idaho first lady Lola Evans dies

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Idaho first lady Lola Evans died Tuesday in her Boise home. She was married to former Democratic Gov. John Evans for nearly 70 years. The 88-year-old Evans died of natural causes. Her…

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Otter names Bob Geddes as new Admin Dept. director 

Former Idaho Senate President Pro-Tem Bob Geddes, a geologist who also is a former Idaho state tax commissioner, was named the new director of the state Department of Administration today by Gov. Butch Otter. Geddes replaces interim director Keith Reynolds, the department’s chief financial officer,...

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Ybarra's tech director, Will Goodman, to leave June 30 

The key staffer to state schools Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra who oversaw the successful and quick transition of Idaho schools from the defunct Idaho Education Network to individually negotiated district broadband contracts is resigning June 30. Will Goodman, chief technology officer for the…

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