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For the first time in school history, the College of Idaho names co-presidents:


The College of Idaho announced former Treasure Valley YMCA CEO Jim Everett and former TitleOne president Doug Brigham as its new presidents Saturday. It is the first time in school history the office ...


Senate panel's vote gives Idaho schools new science standards, climate change and all:


After three years of resistance at the GOP-dominated Idaho Statehouse, including more pushback from House Republicans this session, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 on Thursday to approve ...


Idaho's Gem State Angel Fund Invests in Retrolux:


The Gem State Angel Fund http://www.boiseangels.com/ recently added to the Fund's investment portfolio of local startup companies by investing in Retrolux, Inc. Lead by CEO Leif Elgethun , ...


Idaho Commerce Opens 2018 Application for the Idaho Regional Travel & Convention Grant Program:


The Idaho Department of Commerce-Tourism Development is accepting applications for the Idaho Regional Travel & Convention Grant Program for the 2018 grant cycle. Applications must be submitted via ...


Boise State + Oculus & Google Expeditions in ID! - Idaho Virtual Reality Council:


Google Expeditions will be touring classrooms in Idaho and bringing with them a sneak peek at ​Expeditions Augmented Reality. This is ​an unreleased feature of Expeditions where teachers can ...


When it comes to science, legislators, trust your Idaho educators and experts - The Idaho Stateman Editorial Board:


We urge lawmakers to trust their process. The debate in the Idaho Legislature over science standards, for us, comes down to facts like these: A committee of 20 top teachers, along with experts from ...


Companies spend billions on data ​farms in other states. Not Idaho. Here's why:




Public Invited to Comment on State Plan Addressing Critical Workforce Needs in Idaho:


Public comment is sought on updates to the 2016-2019 Idaho Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan through a series of meetings each Tuesday for the next five weeks. The updates address ...


Early childhood education: Too many Idaho children are starting school too far behind:


I've been a teacher in Southwest Idaho's Kuna School District for 15 years and have spent most of my career teaching kindergarten. As many know, kindergarten teachers are on the front lines of education ...


Idaho Stripped Climate Change From School Guidelines. Now, It's a Battle. :


The political fight over global warming has extended to science education in recent years as several states have attempted to weaken or block new teaching standards that included information about ...


Finalists named in Idaho State University presidential search:


The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that five finalists have been named from a list of 72 candidates who applied to become Idaho State University's next president. The finalists were ...


Idaho House to debate biggest tax cut plan in its history:


One of the largest tax reduction measures proposed in Idaho history, designed to offset the Republican tax overhaul, is headed to the House floor for debate. The $200 million plan reduces tax rates ...


More Idaho kids are graduating, but massive teacher shortage looms:


Sherri Ybarra, Idaho's state superintendent of schools, made a strong pitch to state lawmakers Thursday to raise the public school budget by 6.8 percent next year, with the biggest portion of the ...


Idaho physicians have outsize economic impact:


Idaho's 2,738 patient-facing physicians are responsible for creating on average 12.1 jobs each, for combined economic activity in the state of $5.2 billion, according to the 2018 American Medical Association ...


Boise startup Black Box VR wins tech award in Las Vegas:


Boise startup Black Box VR https://www.blackbox-vr.com/ won Best Startup at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Jan. 9-12, after being named one of 15 CES 2018 Innovation Awards honorees ...


This new Boise coffee shop will feel like a beer brewery: 'We're marrying two worlds':


When the future owners of Caffeina Coffee Roasting Co. decided to collaborate, something strange began brewing. Kris Price is a founder of local beer stalwart Crooked Fence Brewing Co., which he sold ...
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Idaho governor offers limited support for physician residency plan:


Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is offering limited support for a 10-year plan that proponents say could increase the number of doctors practicing in the state. Proponents of the $16.3 million plan to ...


INL at work on nation's most challenging national security and clean energy issues:


It's interesting, though, that few people ask why we do this work. People frequently ask about the work we do at Idaho National Laboratory. When they do, I tell them about our nuclear energy and ...


Idaho lawmakers mull ambitious plan to address state's severe doctor shortage:


Idaho is severely lacking in doctors, and many of its existing ones are nearing retirement age, Dr. Ted Epperly told lawmakers Wednesday as he presented the state's new 10-year plan to increase graduate ...


Micron, Intel curb their partnership. What it means for Boise's top for-profit employer:


Micron and Intel are splitting up. But they'll share custody of their child. Boise's Micron Technology Inc., the nation's second-largest semiconductor manufacturer, and Intel Corp., the ...


Idaho National Laboratory a major contributor to Idaho's economy:


In fiscal year 2017, Idaho National Laboratory http://www.inl.gov operations added $1.94 billion to Idaho's gross domestic product, and the lab spent $139 million with Idaho businesses. Those ...


Idaho governor to push for higher education changes:


Gov. Butch Otter offered a rare early glimpse into his agenda for the upcoming legislative session on Thursday by announcing plans to ask lawmakers to create a chief education officer who would help ...


For first time in 19 years, most of Boise's City Council will be women:


"What I realized after the [2016] election was that I just needed to be present," Sanchez said. "I was heartbroken at some of the things I saw people writing on Facebook, for example. People who I considered ...


5 things to watch as Idaho lawmakers return to Boise for 2018 session:


Deserved or not, the assumption in election years is that Idaho lawmakers want to keep things simple: Steer clear of big, controversial issues, quickly wrap things up and get back to their districts to ...


Is Idaho development following California's overgrown path?:


I have been in Idaho for seven years. During this time I have learned that people from my native state of California are not universally loved and embraced. But let's face it: More and more Californians ...


Glade Runner adds another mountain rush to Idaho's Bogus Basin Ski Resort:


I committed myself to go full-bore down the new Glade Runner mountain coaster at Bogus Basin. It's a gravity-driven ride on more or less a one-person sled, though it can seat two. You control the speed. ...


Pitching a Dreampitch: Boise tech scene benefits from national opportunity:


As a serial clean technology entrepreneur, I strive to offer my expertise to Boise-based startups. I've had many mentors in my life, so it's an honor to save the next person some trouble as they navigate ...


Teacher shortage worse in Idaho than other states:


About a third of all teachers who are certified in Idaho each year don't go on to get teaching jobs in the state, and many of those who do don't stay around for long, a recent report found. The ...


Idaho is fastest-growing state:


Federal officials say Idaho had the largest percentage increase in population of any state in the nation in a recent census. The U.S. Census Bureau on Dec. 20 announced that Idaho's population from ...


Business leaders, Boise lawmaker say Idaho non-compete law went too far:


More than 100 businesses have signed a letter in support of changing Idaho's non-compete law after it was amended less than a year ago, saying it went too far. After Idaho legislators tweaked the ...

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