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Washington State University's board of regents on Friday unanimously approved the administration's controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the "dire need" for more doctors in the state. "The easy path for us to take would be to support the status quo," Regent Scott Carson said.
4 hrs ago | Post Register
Skyline High School senior Stephan Bills is using his senior project requirement to help others - and have a little fun in the process. The 17-year-old Bills is an avid disc golfer.
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But President Barack Obama's low popularity is Balukoff's highest hurdle in his race to keep C.L. "Butch" Otter from winning a third term. Still, "Otter fatigue," a divided GOP and a spirited campaign by Libertarian John Bujak give the Democratic Boise businessman a chance to pull off an upset.
"That dog was not aggressive. I will go to my grave defending that dog," said Shurte, a former veterinary technician and groomer who now has a business that sharpens clipper blades and scissors.
HAZMAT specialist Barry Sherman with Kootenai County Fire and Rescue points at an electronic device in a big orange box, he says it uses thermal imagery to identify gases and vapors. "I may not know what the chemical is, but this will tell me if it's toxic or it's corrosive so then I know how to handle it," says Sherman.
The Idaho Transportation Department has postponed the inspection of the Perrine Bridge because of disabled equipment. The inspection process was scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and would have closed one lane on each side as crews used a "reach all" bucket truck to access the underside of the bridge deck.
Legislators, staffers, state agency heads and more are among the crowd gathered in the third-floor rotunda of the state Capitol this afternoon for longtime state legislative services Director Jeff Youtz' retirement reception, which runs from 3-5 p.m. today. Youtz is retiring Sept.
A new study about bad drivers -- and there's always new studies about this sort of thing, aren't there? -- shows from where the rudest drivers in America hail. Number three is New York -- that much isn't surprising, if every Al Pacino movie is to be held up to a universal truth.
He is the only Republican senator living in the Boise city limits, which is surprising considering Idaho's status as one of the reddest of the red states. So while Idaho is decidedly Republican, Boise is ruled by Democrats.
What is an enterovirus? Non-polio enteroviruses are very common and are continually circulating. If you've ever had a cold in the summer or early fall, you've probably had an enterovirus.
The two primary candidates for governor, Republican incumbent C.L. "Butch" Otter and Democrat A.J. Balukoff, will debate four times between now and Election Day: in Coeur d' Alene, Nampa, Boise and Idaho Falls. In three of those debates, Libertarian Party candidate John Bujak will participate.
When it comes to education, Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter wants voters to look back no farther than December 2012. That's when he appointed his task force on education that since has developed a bipartisan list of 20 recommendations for improving education, including increasing spending more than $350 million over the next five to six years.
This summer, the New York Times put together data on state-to-state migration, looking at changes since 1900 in the origins of each state's population. When it comes to Idaho, The Times ' data showed the California-born population of the Gem State tripled during the past 34 years.
The city of Boise has experienced its own tribulations with the proposal to build a downtown roundabout. Earlier this summer, Boise Weekly readers learned about the plan to build a mini-roundabout at Third and Bannock streets starting this fall.
According to an Aug. 26 letter from Idaho Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna to public schools chief Tom Luna, the FCC Office of the Inspector General has subpoenaed the state for documents related to the Idaho Education Network, which has been the subject of a five-year lawsuit alleging the state illegally awarded the contract to provide broadband service to Idaho schools. In March 2013, federal payments to the state broadband program stopped due to concerns about the IEN contract, leaving the state with an $8.5 million budget hole so far.
We believe that we live in the 'age of information,' that there has been an information 'explosion,' an information 'revolution.' While in a certain narrow sense that is the case, in many more important ways just the opposite is true.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:49 am
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