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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 2, 2017

MONDAY, OCT. 2, 2017


 In this May 26, 2016, file photo, a sign welcomes residents and visitors to the tiny town in Dietrich, Idaho. The small community has faced national attention after a $10 million federal lawsuit was filed alleging the local school did nothing to prevent months of racist and sexual abuse of a disabled black teen. Lee Schlender, the victim's attorney, confirmed Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, that a monetary settlement had been reached with the Dietrich School District, but declined to share details regarding the amount and terms of the agreement.  (AP / Kimberlee Kruesi)

Idaho school settles in locker room assault case

A southern Idaho school district has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit involving a black football player who says he was sexually assaulted by three teammates in 2015. Lee Schlender, the victim's attorney, confirmed Monday a monetary settlement had been reached with the Dietrich School District...

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Education board launches search for ISU president

The Idaho State Board of Education has announced it will launch a national search for selecting the next president of Idaho State University. Board officials said Friday that the search will begin in October and a final selection will be made by March 2018. State Board member Richard Westerberg will chair the search committee...

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Utility seeks $220 million from Idaho, Oregon ratepayers

Officials are considering a utility company's request to pass on to ratepayers $220 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Idaho-Oregon border. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has set an Oct. 11 settlement conference for Boise-based Idaho Power's request concerning its stalled relicensing application...

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