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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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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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Greener Burke Shoemaker attorneys join Parsons Behle and Latimer

Five Greener Burke Shoemaker PA  attorneys are joining the Boise office of Parsons Behle & Latimer, a Salt Lake City-based law firm. Greener Burke founders Richard H. Greener, Christopher C. Burke, and Fredric V. Shoemaker, will join Parsons Behle as ...

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Survey: Most businesses planning new hires, raises

Nearly three quarters of businesses plan to increase wages and about one third plan to hire workers over the next six months, according to a recent survey that paints a rosy view of the economy. Seventy-two percent of businesses plan ...

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Idaho Court of Appeals justice to retire at end of year

Idaho Court of Appeals Judge Sergio Gutierrez, the state’s first and only Latino judge, will retire at the end of this year. According to the Idaho Judicial Council, Gutierrez’s retirement will be effective on Dec. 31. Gutierrez was first appointed ...

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Environmental group appeals BNSF second bridge permit

An environmental group is appealing an Idaho Department of Lands encroachment permit granted for a second BNSF Railway Co. bridge. Court records show Wild Idaho Rising Tide filed the action July 20 in 1st District Court, the Bonner County Daily ...

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