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Sarah Borden hired as Boise director of human resources

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Sarah Borden has been named the director of human resources for the City of Boise.  In her previous job as president and owner of Centered Consulting International, she worked with Idaho universities, the World Bank, the City of Boise and ...

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Bill to defund abortion providers passes House committee

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of Idaho lawmakers has passed a bill that would halt all public funding to any entities that advise women about their abortion options. The bill, sponsored by Nampa Rep. Bruce Skaug and 15 other ...

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House OKs bill to let agencies bypass Idaho Attorney General

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed law that would allow state agencies to skip the Idaho attorney general’s office to instead hire more expensive private-practice attorneys whenever they choose overwhelmingly passed the Idaho House on Wednesday. The legislation, sponsored by ...

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Bill to compensate wrongly convicted heads to Idaho governor

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to compensate people wrongly convicted of crimes in Idaho cleared the House on Tuesday and is headed to Republican Gov. Brad Little. Lawmakers voted 70-0 to approve the measure that would pay $62,000 a year ...

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Parents, students deserve investment in public schools (access required)

As a professional educator who spent 13 years teaching in a high poverty elementary school, I have seen first-hand the important role public education can play in creating opportunities for our children. I have also seen how difficult it can ...

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After SolarWinds hack, the U.S. must prioritize cybersecurity

December’s revelation that U.S. government agencies and our largest corporations were subject to a hyper-sophisticated cyberattack was not unexpected, but the breadth of the SolarWinds hack was shocking. FireEye, a world leader on cybersecurity, stated the company had never witnessed ...

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Destinie Hart joins COMPASS as principal planner

The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho has announced that Destinie Hart has joined COMPASS as a principal planner for resource development. Hart will focus on securing funding for transportation and related projects in Ada and Canyon Counties, including identifying ...

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Idaho bill appears to eliminate coronavirus as an emergency

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation defining pandemics that would appear to eliminate the current coronavirus pandemic from qualifying as an emergency in Idaho headed to the House on Monday. The House State Affairs Committee approved the measure that’s part of ...

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Schools are open, and teachers want to teach

Last spring when the coronavirus spread into Idaho communities, no one knew what our schools should do in this unprecedented situation. Yet from that moment on, school leaders did what we always do: monitor and adjust. As we work through ...

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Bill to bypass attorney general’s lawyers advances to House

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed law to allow state agencies, boards and commissions to go around the Idaho attorney general’s office to hire private-practice attorneys headed to the full House on Thursday. The House State Affairs Committee approved the ...

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