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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 4, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017

First the snow, then extreme cold, and then flooding?

According to the Idaho Office of Emergency Management, we’re in for a weather trifecta: First the snow, then extreme cold temperatures, then flooding as temperatures rise to above freezing by Sunday. “One of Idaho’s major hazards is flooding following significant snowfall and subsequent rapid thawing,”…

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Former workers sue Idaho dairy, claiming human trafficking

A group of veterinarians from Mexico is suing an Idaho dairy in federal court, contending that the dairy lured them under false pretenses and then forced them to work in poor conditions as low-wage general laborers as part of a human trafficking scheme. The lawsuit against Funk Dairy Inc. in the small southern Idaho town of Murtaugh was filed...

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Ybarra, auditors planned new evaluation system

Idaho's top schools chief was quietly working with a company that was auditing the state's teacher evaluation system to build a replacement system while the audit was still underway, the AP has learned through public records requests. The audit by McRel International found that 99 percent of the evaluations reviewed were incomplete...

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It's a snow day in Boise 

Schools are closed in the Boise and West Ada school districts and more (full list here from KTVB-TV, including school districts, private schools and day-care centers throughout the valley), and the National Weather Service says the snow depth in Boise is at 10 inches, tying…

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