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College of Idaho student digs? Shipping container dorms

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The College of Idaho has a record number of incoming students this year, and campus housing is tight. Nampa television station KIVI reports the Caldwell school is teaming up with the local company indieDwell to build new dorms ...

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Average 30-year mortgage rate rose to 3.73%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates shot up this week, yet they stayed close to the historic lows that appear to be helping the real estate market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate ...

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New student construction program aims to fill labor shortage

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A southern Idaho school district is offering a construction program for students in hopes of helping to fill a regional labor shortage. High School students from across the Twin Falls School District can travel to ...

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Judge says mining company violates federal water rules

An Idaho mining company has not complied with court orders and continues to violate clean water rules, according to a ruling by a federal judge. U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush of Boise in an order Thursday determined that Atlanta ...

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Idaho students get clean computers month after cyberattack

An Idaho school district has distributed computers to students a month after a department-wide cyberattack wiped out the district’s network, officials said. Nampa School District officials finished giving out re-imaged laptops to middle school students after high school students were ...

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Mackay High School has big plans for its aquaculture program

MACKAY, Idaho (AP) — Mackay High School’s aquaculture class has big plans for a tiny school. They want to become the first certified disease-free hatchery at a high school so they can supply up to 20,000 fish fingerlings a year ...

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Disgraced former state senator running for city council seat

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A former Republican state senator who resigned amid a sexual harassment investigation and later pleaded guilty to harassing a 25-year-old female Senate staffer is running for a city council seat in Caldwell. The Idaho Press reports that John ...

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Federal officials: Landlord will pay family denied rental

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says a Nampa homeowner has agreed to pay $15,000 to a family of nine to resolve allegations that the homeowner violated the Fair Housing Act. HUD officials said ...

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Official: Development of salmon-saving policies takes time

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials say it will take time for the governor’s Salmon Working Group to come up with policies in hopes of helping salmon recover. Pressure on the group created by Gov. Brad Little is increasing, as ...

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Former Idaho governor candidate investigated in 1984 killing

A former candidate for Idaho governor says he’s under investigation in connection with the 1984 killing of a 12-year-old Colorado girl. Steve Pankey, who ran as a Constitution Party candidate for governor in 2014 and again as a Republican in ...

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