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53 min ago | Modern Healthcare

Washington State University regents approve plan for new medical school

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.

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Related Topix: Washington State University, Washington, University of Washington, Idaho Government

4 hrs ago | Post Register

I.F. student's senior project benefits Toys for Tots

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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4 hrs ago | Post Register

Otter fatigue

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Boise, ID, Idaho Government

5 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

UI, ISU Partnership Gives Public and Researchers Access to Idaho Maps

Anyone can explore and gather information from a high-resolution web map of that can be accessed here. Additionally, anyone can download the aerial images from INSIDE Idaho, the State of Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse operated by the agency program, seeks to provide updated maps to government agencies and the public.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Computers

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Hispanic Business

Valley officers learn how to deal with dogs

"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.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Kootenai County HAZMAT Crews say chemical leak in Idaho would be manageable

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.

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Related Topix: Kootenai County, ID, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Post Falls, ID

KMVT Twin Falls

Perrine Bridge Inspection Postponed

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.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

The Spokesman-Review

Legislative Director Youtz honored as retirement approaches - after 36 years

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.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

AutoWeek

Idaho is home to the rudest drivers in America

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.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Porsche, Hybrid, Porsche Panamera, Sedan, Autos

Ridenbaugh Press

Eyes on District 15

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, C. Otter, Healthcare Law, Law, Ada County, ID, Democrat, Robert Scott

Health and Welfare

Get the facts.

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.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Post Register

Guest editorial: Luna preaches what he fails to practice

From the time he burst onto Idaho's political stage, state schools Superintendent Tom Luna has pounded away at one theme: Teachers should be paid according to merit - instead of the number of years they put in and the amount of training they've received. "We used salary savings to create our own pay for performance plan," Luna told the Lewiston Tribune's Mary Stone.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Post Register

House editorial: Let Bujak debate

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.

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Related Topix: Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, Idaho Falls, ID, Libertarian Party, US News, Opinion

Post Register

Otter and Balukoff differ on education

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jim Risch, Idaho Government

Post Register

Catching some air at Noise Park

Riders in a combined 250 class catch some air off a jump while participating in the Rocky Mountain Motocross Series Idaho MX State Championship at Noise Park on Saturday morning. Racing continues today.

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Related Topix: Nampa, ID, Idaho Falls, ID, Rigby, ID, Twin Falls, ID

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Boise Weekly

Data Shows People Born in Idaho Usually Stay

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.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, California, California Government

Boise Weekly

Nampa's Roudabout Lawsuit Heads to Idaho Supreme Court

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.

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Related Topix: Nampa, ID, Boise, ID, Ada County, ID, Boise City, ID

Post Register

FCC subpoenas Idaho over broadband contract

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.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government

Daily Kos

Article Critical of Republican Tom Luna Disappears from Idaho Statesman Website

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.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Raul Labrador, US News, Idaho Government

Post Register

Guest column: Separating the powers

On November 4, Idaho voters will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment approved by the 2014 Idaho Legislature without a single dissenting vote. House Joint Resolution 2 will amend the Idaho Constitution to confirm the Legislature's authority to review rules proposed by state agencies each year.

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Opinion

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