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Eye On Boise archive for March 2018


Otter vetoes charter school administrators bill

Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed the charter school administrator certification bill, HB 566a. The amended bill passed the Senate 23-10 and the House 58-11; the original bill passed the House 49-18. The measure would set up a new certification for charter school administrators that lacks...

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Funding formula committee hires help

The Legislature has a $248,450 plan to get help rewriting its school funding formula, Idaho EdNews reports. Meeting in between floor sessions Tuesday, the Legislature’s Public School Funding Formula Committee hired a consultant for its summer work, the Education Commission of the States, a Denver-based…

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Rep. Bryan Zollinger, R-Idaho Falls, wears a tie belonging to Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, in the Idaho House chamber on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (The Spokesman-Review / Betsy Z. Russell)

The tale of the tie...

Fourth-term Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, has tried to carry on a tradition passed down to him from former Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden Lake, of wearing a different tie each day of the legislative session, and never a repeat. That requires lots of ties, and...

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MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot performs at El Korah Shrine during Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho, Sunday, March 25, 2018. The show began on Saturday. (AP / Otto Kitsinger)

Pussy Riot targets Trump in Republican stronghold of Idaho

Idaho is not the most obvious place to attract members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot. But even in the Republican stronghold that strongly supports President Donald Trump, Pussy Riot members carved out time late Saturday to swing by Boise during their first North American tour, the AP reports. "There is power in doing...

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