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Idaho State University professor participates in international fungus study

An international team of researchers, including Idaho State University’s Leif Tapanila, has discovered the oldest fossil evidence of agriculture, not by humans, but by insects. The team, led by Associate Professor Eric Roberts from James Cook University in Australia, discovered ...

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Rwandan utility regulators visit Boise

Two officials from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority, or RURA, visited the Idaho Public Utilities Commission the week of June 13. Idaho is the first state to host an activity under a new partnership between the National Association of Regulatory ...

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Boisean receives driver of the year award

David Bedford, a truck driver for Republic Services of Boise, has won a Driver of the Year award in the large industrial category from the National Waste & Recycling Association. Bedford was honored June 7 at WasteExpo, a trade show ...

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Idaho AGC Construction Leadership Council works with Habitat for Humanity

Idaho Associated General Contractor’s Construction Leadership Council volunteered at a Habitat for a Humanity house building project in Boise. Pictured (l-r) are council members Greg Baisch with Petra, Colleen Conklin and Ron Hack with ESI, Jeanea VanSickel with the College ...

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Ada County opens Juvenile Probation Services-West in Meridian

Ada County Commissioners, Ada County Sheriff Stephen Bartlett, probation officers, judges, architects, builders and support staff celebrated the opening of the new Ada County Juvenile Probation Services-West on Franklin Road in Meridian May 16. The building has been LEED Silver ...

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Esther Simplot honored by Idaho Community Foundation

Esther Simplot has been honored by the Idaho Community Foundation with its 2016 Friend of the Foundation award. Here, the Foundation’s new president and CEO Karen Bilowith (left) presents the award to Simplot, a philanthropist and legendary supporter of performing arts ...

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Ada County operations department recognized for building excellence

Ada County Paramedics Medic 17 Station received the Building Excellence Award for Best Overall Project from the City of Boise and BOMA. The building was recognized for all new energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems, new brick exterior with higher ...

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Idaho realtors attend legislative meetings in Washington, D.C.

Leaders and members from the Idaho Association of Realtors traveled to Washington, D.C. during the second week of May to advocate for important real estate issues during the 2016 National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. Here, the group meets ...

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