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Thrift store career ed retread (access required)

Photo of the old Deseret Industries building in Idaho Falls, soon to be a career center high school

The old Deseret Industries thrift store building at 450 E St. in downtown Idaho Falls has been empty for almost four years, but its days of loneliness are over, at least for now. The Idaho Falls School District 91 has ...

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Ybarra hires 2, promotes 1 for public education positions

Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is welcoming new directors of assessment and certification, replacing two valued department heads who have moved on to new roles, and she is also welcoming a new chief procurement officer to the leadership team.  Kevin Chandler, mathematics and science assessment coordinator ...

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U of I students gain hands-on legal experience through partnership with Jesse Tree on eviction cases  (access required)

Though not out of law school, five University of Idaho students are already making an entrance in the legal profession, and Jesse Tree is receiving help with its many eviction cases. This September, Jesse Tree partnered with the University of Idaho (U of ...

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Idaho, national stakeholders create industrial infrastructure cybersecurity apprenticeship program  (access required)

Two Idaho institutions have joined a consortium with some national partners to address workforce needs in industrial infrastructure cybersecurity. Idaho State University (ISU) and the Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) have partnered with Siemens Energy Inc. and other ...

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Boise State building food and dairy innovation center  (access required)

Boise State University has received about $3 million in grants to help it found a food and dairy innovation center for Idaho’s food processing industry.  The university received $2.1 million from the Higher Education Resource Council Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission Grant Program, ...

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Greyloch Custom Cabinetry breaks ground in Star (access required)

Greyloch groundbreaking ceremony in Star

Greyloch Custom Cabinetry broke ground on Dec. 8 for its new home in Star, at the intersection of state highways 16 and 44. The new facility will be 97,000 square feet and dedicated to manufacture Greyloch’s line of custom cabinetry ...

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Winners in entrepreneur challenges offer innovative industry solutions  (access required)

Winners in Boise State University’s inaugural Cybersecurity Entrepreneur Challenge (CEC) and the second annual Hacking for Homebuilding (HH) competition were announced Oct. 21 during Boise Entrepreneur Week.  For the latter, organizers expanded the competition to include a public track along with the student track. First place in each track captured ...

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College of Eastern Idaho plans tech building  (access required)

Idaho’s newest community college is raising money in hopes of breaking ground next year on a building to support as many as 1,000 career technical education (CTE) students.   The College of Eastern Idaho (CEI), based in Idaho Falls, has raised more than $16 million toward the ...

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University of Idaho earns $4M for sustainable building construction (access required)

The University of Idaho is pioneering a new technology that turns Idaho wood waste into sustainable building construction materials by using it as a medium for 3D-printing.   College of Engineering Assistant Professor Michael Maughan was awarded nearly $4 million from ...

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ISU opens new clinics for improved health care access  (access required)

Idaho State University (ISU) is doing its part to improve access to health care and increase health care services for Idahoans with several new clinic options. The clinic expansion project includes a rehabilitation counseling clinic, an integrated mental health clinic, nutrition services outpatient clinic, ISU Meridian health care and a new physical and occupational therapy clinic. The programming and design, led by the Hummel Architects team, considered almost ...

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