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Idaho Initiative Helps Admit 20,000 Students to College
The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that more than 20,000 high school students have been admitted to Idaho's public colleges and universities.
Forest Service, Idaho Work to Boost Logging on Federal Land
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires.
Utah’s Brigham Young University to Sell Caffeinated Drinks
Mormon-church owned Brigham Young University in Utah is reversing its six-decade ban on selling caffeinated soft drinks on its campus
Police: Officers Shoot Armed Male Suspect After Chase
Police in Boise say officers shot and injured a male suspect who displayed a firearm and refused police commands.
Idaho Hospital Giant Denies Conflict of Interest Concerns
Officials with St. Luke's Health System say concerns over conflicts of interest involving a contract with Your Health Idaho are unwarranted.
Rural Idaho Schools are Hiring More Unlicensed Teachers
State Board of Education Vice President Debbie Critchfield says the number of certified teachers graduating from Idaho universities have remained steady, but it's "more of a distribution problem." With about 70 percent of Idaho schools consider rural, certified teachers are not choosi…
Idaho Governor Weighs in on Immigration Detention Contract
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says Jerome County officials should not be swayed by possible legal challenges as they consider a contract leasing out space in the county's new jail to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Employees Evacuate After Chemical Leak at Idaho Paper Plant
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — No one was injured after a chemical leak forced evacuations at a paper manufacturing facility in Idaho.
Stargazers Eye the Nation’s First Dark Sky Reserve in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way.
Small Earthquake Hits Southeast Idaho, Near Pocatello
A small earthquake hit southeast Idaho. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck at 8 p.m. Saturday
Northwest Sees Estimated Increase in Farmland Values
Agricultural land values in the Northwest increased this year while the national average is unchanged. The Capital Press reported on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates the average value of cropland increased in Idaho, Oregon and…
Idaho Officials Designing Giant, Glow-in-the-dark Potato
Idaho officials plan to replace a 6-ton potato replica used for advertising with one that glows in the dark.