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Teachers union sues Otter, Luna over reform law

Members of Idaho’s statewide teachers union have filed a lawsuit against the state, the governor and Idaho’s public schools chief over a new law that phases out teacher tenure and wipes out collective bargaining over salaries and benefits. Officials with ...

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Aussie chef, community activist stir up philanthropic project (access required)

A former product development manager who worked at GM and Intel and a seasoned Australian chef who moved to Idaho in February have teamed up to provide Boise diners with upscale philanthropic dinner parties at home. STIR is the creation ...

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High school professional-technical programs feel recession (access required)

Whether he ends up designing roller coasters, running a business or working as a “jack of all trades,” Columbia High School junior Rory Ellis will benefit from knowledge gained in a digital electronics class, he said. “Most people see them ...

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BSU worries guns on campus may eliminate sporting and entertainment events (access required)

Boise State University could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue from lost sporting and entertainment events if Idaho lawmakers approve a bill to allow guns on college campuses, a school official says. Bruce Newcomb, the university’s director of ...

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Albertson Foundation gift will help CWI move programs to larger space (access required)

The College of Western Idaho will move its professional/technical education programs out of buildings it is leasing on the campus of Boise State University and into space purchased in Nampa by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. The programs will ...

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CWI takes space in Aspen Creek (access required)

The College of Western Idaho has leased 17,000 square feet of space in Aspen Creek Business Park, Birch Lane and Idaho Center Boulevard, across from the Nampa main campus. The community college already occupies an Aspen Creek building of 20,000 ...

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Coalition forms to study revenue possibilities (access required)

As he does his regular fill-up of a 44-ounce soda at the local gas station, Rexburg School Superintendent Geoff Thomas thinks others in line, like him, would be willing to spend more for their drink. “If people are willing to ...

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