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FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015




Patrick O’Halloran, director of the North Idaho College Aerospace Center in Hayden, is offering the college’s first FAA-approved aircraft maintenance program starting in late August. He talked about the program at the center on Tuesday. (Kathy Plonka)

NIC comes full circle with new aerospace program

During World War II, North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene trained hundreds of pilots, aircraft mechanics and aviation technicians as part of the nation’s war effort. By 1947 NIC had the nation’s only combination watchmaking and aviation instrument repair program, operating at Weeks Field, now...

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THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015





Idaho Dems to elect new state chair on Saturday

The Idaho Democratic Party announced today that its state central committee will elect its next party chairman this Saturday, at simultaneous meetings in three locations around the state in Lewiston, Pocatello and Boise. “It’s hard for people to all get to Boise,” said acting Chair...

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UI President Chuck Staben, wife buy Boise home 

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has purchased a home in the east end of Boise, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports, but the university says there’s no change in his residency or plans for him to spend more time in the state capital. Instead, the...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015

Lawmakers seek input from Idaho broadband vendors 

A special legislative committee studying broadband access in Idaho is seeking input from vendors who provide broadband services who’d like to address the committee. “We both definitely see the value in having the testimony of those who know the industry and who are innovating new...

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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015


Warm water in the Columbia River has killed thousands of migrating sockeye, but through July 27, 368 were counted at Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River, which is the last dam the fish cross before reaching Idaho. (Idaho Fish & Game / Roger Phillips)

First sockeye returns to Idaho, just one so far...

The first sockeye salmon of the season has returned to the Sawtooth Basin near Stanley, Idaho Fish & Game reports, arriving yesterday evening. Though it’s the only one so far, Idaho Fish & Game spokesman Roger Phillips says they’re not anticipating another “Lonesome Larry” situation,...

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MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015



Idaho's obesity rate rising

The number of Idaho adults who are overweight or obese is rising, the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare reports, though Idaho’s obesity rate still remains close to the national average. The latest Idaho Behavioral Risk Factors report, which has 2013 data and came out...

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