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Idaho graduation rates show improvement

Idaho’s high school graduation rates showed some improvement last year. According to the 2014-15 numbers, released Feb. 12 by the State Department of Education, 78.9 percent of seniors received their high school diploma, according to Idaho EdNews. The 2013-14 graduation ...

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Boise-based GenZ will compete in global challenge (access required)

A Boise-based ag-tech company is making big waves at pitch competitions across the country and is heading to a global challenge in Washington, D.C. in June. GenZ Technology develops crop sprayers for vineyards, row crops and strawberries and has plans ...

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Court ruling will require bonds from companies that emit pollution (access required)

Many businesses will have to prepare for future bond requirements as part of a court ruling  Jan. 29. The Idaho Conservation League successfully sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia ...

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Group: Conservation can likely meet power needs of Northwest states

The electricity needs of Northwest states can be met in the next 20 years mostly through conservation efforts, with little need to construct new power plants, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council predicted. The Portland, Oregon,-based council recently issued its ...

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Idaho increasingly saying ‘no’ to local government control (access required)

Idaho lawmakers are reminding cities and counties that they don’t always have local control over imposing restrictions on businesses and citizens. Two proposals have already been introduced during this year’s legislative session that would prevent local governments from implementing their ...

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A word with Jeff Fox, president of the College of Southern Idaho (access required)

Jeff Fox is the president of College of Southern Idaho, a 50-year-old community college in Twin Falls with a spring headcount of 6,300 students. Fox, who grew up in the Sacramento, Calif., area, remembers visiting his grandparents in Twin Falls ...

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Idaho snowpack is above average in much of state this winter

Idaho’s winter snowpack is looking good, but continued cold weather is needed to keep it in place and a few more snowstorms wouldn’t hurt, experts say. “We don’t need spring to come too early like it did last year,” said ...

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Women’s wage equality puts Idaho in nation’s Top 12 (access required)

Women in Idaho earn a weekly wage closer to men’s than do women in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Washington and Oregon, according to a study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS released a report Feb. 10 that found fully employed ...

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Idaho panel backs proposal to move school board elections

An Idaho panel has introduced a legislative proposal that would move school board elections from May in odd years to November in even years. Republican Sen. Jim Rice said the move would garner better voter turnout because the school board ...

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