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Boise State offers ‘Netflix for college’ (access required)

Boise State University is looking for partners for a program that lets employees or customers earn a bachelor’s degree online, paying month-to-month in a model that has raised comparisons to the Netflix movie subscription service. Officials from Boise State’s College ...

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Idaho Press acquires Boise Weekly (access required)

The fast-growing Idaho Press has acquired the Boise Weekly, an alternative weekly newspaper in Boise. The company said in its announcement August 2 it intends to use the Boise Weekly office as its Boise news bureau. Boise Weekly Publisher Sally ...

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Need to buy land? Don’t look for bargains in Twin Falls

Builder David Scaggs has been surprised lately to find land in Twin Falls isn’t any cheaper than it is in the Treasure Valley, even though the latter is widely regarded as a national growth hotbed. In some cases, Scaggs, owner ...

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Construction proceeds on a new American Falls intermediate school (access required)

After foundation work last fall, American Falls School District in May launched into construction of a new $8.95 million intermediate school to serve third, fourth and fifth graders starting in August 2019. The new 39,669-square-foot school is being built on ...

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Construction job growth in Idaho remains strong if not scintillating (access required)

Construction job growth over last year ranged from 4 to 8 percent in June across most of Idaho, bringing the statewide total of construction workers to 47,500, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Idaho as a whole ranked ...

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Street art comes to an alley in Idaho Falls (access required)

Boise’s Freak Alley has a spinoff in Idaho Falls called Pugsslane. Gibby Smede started doing graffiti art or street art a year or so ago in a narrow downtown alley as a high school senior project at Compass Academy, an ...

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Report faults University of Idaho over sex assault complaint

An independent investigation has found that insufficient education and understanding of policies contributed to the University of Idaho’s botched handling of a woman’s sexual assault complaint against a football player. The report, made public on July 31, also says lack ...

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