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Idaho lags in boosting Latino student education achievements

Idaho’s State Department of Education has a long-term goal to improve tests scores and other education achievements by Latino students but the plan has seen little success in its first two years. The strategy for reaching those goals has been ...

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Signature collecting begins for school-funding initiative

Backers of a proposed ballot initiative to raise more than $170 million for K-12 public schools by increasing taxes on the wealthy and corporations have started collecting signatures to get the measure on the November 2020 ballot. The group started ...

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Lead, copper found in pipes of historic Moscow building

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Residents of an historic Idaho building are drinking bottled water after managers found elevated lead and copper levels in water coming from some taps. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the tainted water was found in Moscow’s McConnell Building. ...

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Modular home maker IndieDwell to open Colorado factory

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A company that builds energy-efficient modular homes aimed at providing more affordable housing plans to open a factory in southern Colorado. IndieDwell announced Monday that it will spend $13 million to convert an existing warehouse in ...

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Idaho submits Medicaid expansion waiver for family planning (access required)

Idaho officials have submitted a Medicaid expansion waiver requiring patients get a referral from a primary physician before they can get family planning services such as birth control, abortions or pregnancy care. The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare on ...

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House Speaker Bedke elected VP of state legislatures group

Idaho Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke of Oakley has been elected vice president of the National Conference of State Legislatures. The group in a news release Monday says Bedke was elected Oct. 12 at the group’s Fall Executive Committee meeting. ...

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