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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2017

TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017


"STEM Matters!" event has kids and high-tech stuff at dozens of booths and displays in the state Capitol rotunda on Tuesday, Jan. 24. (Otto Kitsinger)

Kids and tech in the Capitol for 'STEM Matters!' event

On three floors of the Capitol rotunda today, the Idaho STEM Action Center is sponsoring exhibits relating to science, technology, engineering or math, many with avid kids making use of the the tech stuff. Thirty-one organizations ranging from libraries and after-school programs to universities and...

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Lawmakers question state ed board on evaluations training plan

Legislative budget-writers this morning had a few pointed questions about the state Board of Education’s spending plan, including a $2.5 million training line item stemming from Idaho’s teacher evaluations controversy, reports Idaho EdNews. The $2.5 million would train school administrators in completing teacher evaluations. And...

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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017



Idaho man charged with federal hate crime in fatal beating

A southwestern Idaho man has been charged with a federal hate crime after prosecutors said he lured a gay man to a remote location and then badly beat him, causing the man's death. Twenty-three-year-old Kelly Schneider of Nampa was indicted by a grand jury earlier this month, but the case was kept under seal until he was taken into federal...

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Idaho to stop enforcing telemedicine abortion bans 

Women will no longer be banned from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine in Idaho, under a new legal settlement. Planned Parenthood announced Monday that the lawsuit settlement lifts unnecessary burdens on women seeking safe abortions. "Women in Idaho deserve the right to have access to the safest, highest quality health...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017


House Speaker Scott Bedke, left, and co-host Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television (Idaho Public TV)

The week that was...

This week’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television includes a rundown of the events of the week; co-host Melissa Davlin’s one-on-one interview with House Speaker Scott Bedke about the recent hubbub in the House; producer Seth Ogilvie’s look back at impressions of the first two...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

Idaho Democrat wants top-two primary system  

A state senator from Boise wants to drastically change Idaho's primary elections. Democratic Sen. Grant Burgoyne has introduced a personal bill that would create a top-two primary system. That means the top two vote-getters in each race during the primary would advance to the November election...

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