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  • The Future Is Ours To See

    Local jewelry designer Kay Seurat has spectrum of talents
      Seurat's traditionally fabricated jewelry is well-known around town, but she's a pioneer of other design methods, too. She uses a relatively new material called Precious Metal Clay, or PMC. The PMC that Seurat uses is silver metal clay that is pliable until she fires it in a kiln. "One of the big challenges with fabrication is textures," says Seurat. "That's why PMC is nice."
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  • Last Call?
  • Last Call?

    New residential developments drive downtown policy, noise ordinance talks
  • Price Hike for the Pill
  • Price Hike for the Pill

    Birth control price fluctuations make public health clinics anxious
      Each fall, 24-year-old Jessica visits the Central District Health Department for an annual exam and to get affordable oral contraceptives. For the past six and a half years, Jessica, who prefers not to give her last name to protect her privacy, has received birth control from the publicly funded clinic at a considerably reduced rate. But recent price fluctuations in oral contraceptives distributed by pillmaker Ortho-McNeil Inc. don't lend assurance that Jessica will have access to the same birth control options in the future.
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  • Let The Punishment Fit The Policy
  • Let The Punishment Fit The Policy

    Idaho's school disciplinarians struggle to find the line between reprimanding and understanding
      Throw a tantrum in your fourth-grade class and you might A) get punished by your teacher; B) pay a visit to the school principal; or C) get arrested, locked up and forced to spend four days in an oversized uniform isolated at the detention center.
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  • Skyline Submits Application for The cliffs

    Area of Impact Extension may give Boise a voice in the fate of Hammer Flat; tribes raise concern over ancestral remains
      Last week, Skyline Development Inc. submitted an application to Ada County for construction of a 1,400-home planned community called The Cliffs in the area east of Boise known as Hammer Flat. The application was presented just one day prior to Boise City Council's unanimous vote to expand the city's area of impact to include 1,497 acres of Hammer Flat.
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