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High school professional-technical programs feel recession (access required)

Whether he ends up designing roller coasters, running a business or working as a “jack of all trades,” Columbia High School junior Rory Ellis will benefit from knowledge gained in a digital electronics class, he said. “Most people see them ...

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Committee kills wind tower moratorium plan (access required)

A House committee voted March 22 to kill a bill that would have halted development of wind projects for two years. The House State Affairs Committee voted 11-8 against the bill, which would have prevented new wind projects from starting ...

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Idaho lawmakers advance governor’s economic plan for job incentives (access required)

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s three-year plan to jumpstart the economy by giving businesses tax incentives to create new jobs is headed to the Idaho House for debate. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced the bill March 21, hoping to ...

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Idaho dairy producers support federal reform (access required)

An overhaul of the federal dairy program, including offering margin-protection insurance and eliminating price supports, was approved by 82 percent of Idaho Dairymen’s Association members March 18. Members endorsed a package of proposals that the National Milk Producers Federation would ...

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Investment advisor suspended for four months (access required)

Federal authorities have suspended a Boise-based investment advisor until June and fined him $5,000 after finding he engaged in a transaction with an investor outside the scope of his work with a securities firm. Walter Watts was suspended from Feb. ...

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BSU worries guns on campus may eliminate sporting and entertainment events (access required)

Boise State University could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue from lost sporting and entertainment events if Idaho lawmakers approve a bill to allow guns on college campuses, a school official says. Bruce Newcomb, the university’s director of ...

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Business briefs (access required)

House Oks bill to forbid eminent domain for paths Idaho cities would be forbidden from using eminent domain to secure land for recreational paths under a bill that cleared the Idaho House on a 56-14 vote March 21. Republican Rep. ...

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