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Bish’s RV Super Center acquires Jerome dealership (access required)

Bish’s RV Super Center took control of the Jerome-based Brockman’s RV dealership on Feb. 24. Brockman’s operated in Jerome for 45 years. The company’s owner was ready to retire and was approached by Bish’s RV a couple years ago, said ...

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Environmentalists sue for more rules to protect sage grouse

Environmental groups sued Feb. 25 to force the Obama administration to impose more restrictions on oil and gas drilling, grazing and other activities blamed for the decline of greater sage grouse across the American West. A sweeping sage grouse conservation ...

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First-ever Idaho medical school approved by State Board of Education (access required)

Idaho’s top elected officials and medical leaders unveiled a partnership Feb. 25 in order to launch the state’s first ever private medical school, but the leading physician’s group in the state expressed concern about the plan. The Idaho College of ...

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Gonzaga is newest partner in WWAMI medical school consortium

Sixty first-year medical students from the University of Washington will begin taking classes at Gonzaga University this fall, the two schools said Feb. 23. The deal allows the University of Washington School of Medicine to expand its medical education program ...

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Nampa seeks to update its image (access required)

City organizations in Nampa came up with four new options for slogans designed to re-brand the city:  Nampa Strong, Nampa Real, Nampa Proud and Authentic Nampa. They asked citizens to rank them and hope to announce a winner at the ...

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Group announces instant racing bill; hearing blocked so far

A coalition of Idaho’s horsemen groups say their best hope to avoid financial ruin can’t even get out of the gate because lawmakers are unwilling to consider reapproving lucrative betting machines known as instant racing. The Idaho Horsemen’s Coalition announced ...

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City of Fairfield to offer 3D printer training

The city of Fairfield is creating a class to train citizens on 3D printers and to attract businesses to the area. Fairfield was awarded a $25,000 grant by the Idaho Department of Labor after it applied for the department’s micro-grant ...

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