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Eye On Boise archive for May 1, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017

Men file sex abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts, Mormon church

Five men who say they were sexually abused as kids while in the Boy Scouts of America are suing the organization and the Mormon church because they say both groups fraudulently presented the Boy Scouts as a safe, wholesome activity for boys. The men filed the lawsuit Monday in Boise's U.S. District Court. They contend that the Boy Scouts...

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In this file photo taken Thursday, May 26, 2016, a sign welcomes residents and visitors to the tiny town in Dietrich, Idaho. Community leaders in Idaho are collecting stories of violence and discrimination in the wake of a sexual assault of a disabled black athlete by his white teammates that shocked not only a small town but residents across the state. (Kimberlee Kruesi / Associated Press)

Locker room assault sparks effort to heal Idaho communities

Bukky Ogunrinola’s mother taught her years ago to use caution in how she dressed and presented herself in public. Being a young black woman in Idaho meant living in a world where she’s sometimes greeted with suspicion. Still, the 16-year-old was stunned to wake up one cold January morning to see the windows of her family’s SUV smashed and...

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