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Boise law school receives full accreditation

The American Bar Association has granted full approval to a Boise-based law school that struggled with accreditation. Concordia University-Portland announced in 2007 it would open a law school in downtown Boise, and spent several years raising money to build the ...

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Idaho proceeding on state government software contract (access required)

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Taking another step toward eliminating Idaho’s mainframe, the Idaho State Controller’s office said it was issuing an intent to award to Infor Public Sector Inc. for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. ERP is a modular software system intended to integrate ...

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Donor support aids Greenbelt bridge restoration (access required)

The Plantation Island Greenbelt Bridge should be back in service by early April, thanks to generous donors and Uncle Sam. With financial support totaling $117,000 from private donors, work has begun to restore the bridge, popular with bicyclists, to its ...

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Oregon lawmakers consider bill to form a hemp commission

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would establish a hemp commission in the state to raise money for research and promotion. The Capital Press reported Thursday that House Bill 2740 would pay for the commission ...

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City votes to relocate The Cabin to make way for new main library (access required)

Following months of controversy, a decision has been made by The Cabin’s landlord — the city of Boise — to relocate the popular literary arts organization, clearing the way for a new main library. After four hours of public comment, the Boise ...

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Bill to increase Idaho election finance transparency fails

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Legislation intended to make more public who is donating to candidates and political causes in Idaho has been put on hold after a diverse array of nonprofit groups on Friday complained it would force them to reveal donors who wished ...

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A third congressperson for Idaho is not looking likely

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Last year, it looked like Idaho could have been in line for a third congressional representative and another vote in the Electoral College. But new projections are casting doubt. Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states in the country. But ...

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Cost of Washington’s measles outbreak tops $1M

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The cost of Washington’s measles outbreak has surpassed $1 million as more than 200 health-department staffers from the state and Clark County focus their efforts on the disease. As of Tuesday, there were 63 confirmed cases ...

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Idaho moves toward legalizing industrial hemp (access required)

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After last year’s Farm Bill made it legal nationwide, Idaho is taking steps to legalize growing and shipping of non-psychoactive cannabis products such as industrial hemp and CBD oil. Growing and shipping such products is now legal nationwide if they ...

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