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NIC president asks BNSF to donate land

The president of North Idaho College has asked billionaire Warren Buffett if the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway would consider donating a piece of land it owns to the college. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports Priscilla Bell wrote to Buffett ...

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Fed grant will help promote green energy in Idaho

The College of Southern Idaho has been awarded a $4.4 million federal grant to build a new training and support center dedicated to the region’s growing green energy industry. The grant awarded Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce will ...

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ISU’s College of Technology receives a $1.2 million grant

Idaho State University’s General Education Department will receive $1.2 million from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation to encourage GED test-takers to continue their education at ISU. ISU is one of six Idaho colleges that received grant funding to encourage ...

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Schools eye four-day week as a way to save money (access required)

Most school districts in Idaho have discussed changing to a four-day week as one way to handle expected budget cuts in the coming year. Officials say they won’t make any decisions about such a move until after they see what ...

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Donated steel a boon for Horseshoe Bend school (access required)

The community of Horseshoe Bend received an unexpected gift this year: $100,000 worth of donated steel for a new professional/technical building at the local school. Rob Roberts, who owns R&M Steel in Caldwell, had originally planned to submit a bid ...

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Idaho only state in Lower 48 without SBA center for women (access required)

Idaho is the only state in the Lower 48 without a Small Business Administration center just for women. State non-profits missed their chance for a $150,000 grant this summer when the SBA put out a request for proposals to start ...

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Business teacher from Rigby named Idaho teacher of the year

A teacher from Rigby in eastern Idaho has been named the state’s 2011 Idaho Teacher of the Year. Stefani S. Cook is a business education teacher at Rigby High School. Public schools chief Tom Luna announced her selection Nov. 29. ...

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Boise State aims to provide badly needed business research (access required)

Whether it’s tennis balls, a T-bone steak, or a place to live, chances are you’ll find it for less in Idaho. A new cost-of-living calculator assembled by economists at Boise State University makes it simple to calculate the financial costs ...

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