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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2017

FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017

THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 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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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017

Apparently Boise is really in Vogue...

Vogue Magazine today came out with an article on the “10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017,” and amid such exotic locales as Oman, Madagascar and Sri Lanka, there’s a single U.S. destination included: Idaho. “Idaho is having a moment,” the magazine says. “The capital, Boise," is "quietly setting itself up to be one of America’s most desirable...

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Catching up on the news...

The holidays aren’t typically a big news period, but lo and behold, there was legislative news while I was off, and it wasn’t about taxes, health care, education funding or roads. Instead, it was wedding bells, as House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, tied the…

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