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West Ada opens computer science magnet school

Sophomore Chris Johnson smiled in what he said is “by far my favorite class” at Centennial High School.  He is a four-year track to earn a computer programing certification so he’ll be instantly employable when he graduates. “I love computers,” ...

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A word with Jaap Vos, head of the University of Idaho’s bioregional planning and community design program. (access required)

Jaap Vos started work this summer as head of the University of Idaho’s bioregional planning and community design program. Before moving to Idaho in 2012 to work at Boise State University, Vos, who is a native of the Netherlands, spent ...

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Boise Rescue Mission enters the retail fray with Nampa store (access required)

The Boise Rescue Mission, a longtime provider of help for the homeless, will step into the retail business next month when it opens a thrift store in Nampa. The store, at 1215 12th Ave. in Nampa, will open Oct. 19 ...

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USDA to approve Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world. “For historical reasons and current agriculture ...

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Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted

A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in ...

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