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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 2016

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016




Idaho Senate GOP caucus re-elects same leaders

The Senate Republican Caucus is the first to check in with results of its leadership elections tonight: All its leaders were re-elected. That includes Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg; Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls; Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder, R-Boise; and Majority Caucus...

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Idaho single-sex elementary classrooms violated federal law

Officials with the U.S. Department of Education say an Idaho school district violated federal law when it segregated elementary students into single-sex classrooms. Several years ago, Middleton Heights Elementary was among the dozens of public schools targeted by the American Civil Liberties Union over whether single-sex learning...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016




MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016



Racing Commission faces funding woes after track closes

The Idaho Racing Commission is scrambling to avoid a funding crisis after its primary revenue source evaporated earlier this year with the closing of the largest horse racing track in the state. By law, a portion of the money bet on horse racing in Idaho is diverted to the commission, which relies on that money, as well as revenue from license...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016

Massive project proposed to remove juniper trees in Idaho 

Federal officials are proposing one of the largest ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse and might also benefit cattle ranchers. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Monday announced it's taking public comments through Jan. 3 on the plan to eliminate the trees from 940 square miles in Owyhee County...

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