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Summer construction begins at the University of Idaho

The vast majority of university students may have forsaken Moscow in favor of their respective homes for a few summer months, but that doesn’t mean the University of Idaho campus …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Golf with Jim Meehan – Pros roundtable: Tough par 5s, Tiger, instruction and bucket-list course

You’ve missed the fairway for the umpteenth time in a row. Limbs from a towering ponderosa pine demand a special recovery shot to reach the green. What do you do? …


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

University of Idaho to update safety protocols after rocket fuel explosion injured four students

The University of Idaho will update its safety and emergency response protocols following an internal review of


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:11 p.m.

University of Idaho examines safety updates after explosion

The University of Idaho has identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies following an explosion in a school parking lot that injured four students, according to a …


Former Idaho Gov. Kempthorne, set for honorary UI degree, now crusades for life insurance, retirement options

These days, former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne is the chief representative of the life insurance industry, traveling the country and the world, giving speeches and representing the insurers to the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

‘Black cousin’ remark at University of Idaho commencement sparks criticism

A Boise businesswoman says she meant no offense for the remarks she made during a University of Idaho commencement address at the Boise satellite campus that has since sparked criticism …


Details of University of Idaho rocket fuel explosion slow to emerge

A faculty adviser to Washington State University’s Aerospace Club said the club decided a full year ago to not to test its own rocket fuel.


University of Idaho Engineering Design Expo provides platform for novel inventions

The last time the region took notice of the University of Idaho College of Engineering, an accident with rocket fuel sent four members of the Northwest Rocket Engineer Club affiliated …


UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 6:16 p.m.

‘She’s going to go far’: Work, parenthood and a language barrier won’t stop University of Idaho student from graduating

Challenges haven’t stopped Vetamunisa Lupfer from finishing school. She’ll graduate next month with a bachelor’s degree from UI’s College of Business and Economics. Her coursework has spanned not one but …


University of Idaho Faculty Senate votes to stop classroom conversion

The University of Idaho Faculty Senate voted Tuesday to request a moratorium on the conversion of classrooms to non-instructional purposes.


LED likely cause of small University of Idaho fire

University of Idaho officials have a identified a suspect they believe may be responsible for starting a small fire April 12 in the Administration Building.


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Tuition hikes approved for Idaho colleges

Idaho’s state Board of Education met Wednesday in Moscow and voted to raise student tuition and fees at the University of Idaho, Boise State University and Lewis-Clark State College by …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

University of Idaho seeks athletic bailout, 7% tuition increase

The University of Idaho Athletics Department has downsized its request for additional funding from a total of $7.79 million by fiscal year 2020 to a one time bail-out of an …


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

NCAA men’s tournament first- and second-round games will return to Spokane Arena in 2020

March Madness will return to the Spokane Arena in 2020.


University of Idaho to ask for 6 percent tuition hike

The University of Idaho is set to ask for a tuition increase double what it got last year, when the Idaho State Board of Education meets Wednesday in Moscow.


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Four hurt in University of Idaho blast are improving

Three University of Idaho students who were injured in a rocket fuel explosion Thursday night were upgraded to good condition Friday. A fourth student was released from Gritman Medical Center.


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

University of Idaho students recovering after rocket fuel explosion

University of Idaho officials say four students were injured in an explosion late Thursday while testing experimental rocket fuel in a campus parking lot.


University of Idaho law professor tackles the problem of political gerrymandering

Cases of political gerrymandering, or the manipulation of electoral district boundaries for political gain, have been occurring domestically almost since the United States declared its independence from England, according to …


University of Idaho law school in Boise on track

The University of Idaho College of Law’s efforts to begin a first-year law program in Boise have come to fruition, after the American Bar Association gave the plan its seal …


Achievements: University of Idaho announces graduates for fall semester 2016

University of Idaho has announced its graduates for the fall 2016 semester. Graduates are listed by their hometowns.


UI law school in Boise right on schedule

The University of Idaho College of Law’s efforts to begin a first-year law program in Boise have come to fruition, after the American Bar Association gave the plan its seal …


UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

ISP wants liquor licensees to be open, make sales

The Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control division is trying to crack down on individuals who use their liquor license sparingly or not at all, according to a bill introduced …


Washington, Oregon students eligible for expanded University of Idaho scholarship

High school graduates from Washington and Oregon with an accredited high school GPA will be eligible to receive savings of up to $11,000 annually on tuition and fees at the …


University of Idaho Faculty Senate addresses immigration concerns

As developments affecting national immigration policy and procedure continue to flow from the White House, a group created by the University of Idaho Faculty Senate is working to create a …


Clarksville: 84-year-old Gonzaga superfan once helped UI beat the Zags

I made a friend of an 84-year-old basketball junkie named Lefty Melton. Who better to lead us into the madness of March and add a bit of perspective about the …


Competition is back at University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

After 11 years, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho is officially competitive again. And some local schools are already reaping the rewards.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

University of Idaho to no longer euthanize nuisance animals

The University of Idaho will continue to trap wild, stray or feral animals on its campus, but it will end its practice of euthanization, according to the university’s Nuisance Animal …


The Dirt: Land acquired next to Northern Quest Resort allows for future expansion

The Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority has new elbow room in Airway Heights — 22.6 acres of vacant land — purchased late last year and adjacent to the north side of …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

New University of Idaho animal policies set in response to gassing of nuisance animals

More than four months after a University of Idaho task force delivered its suggestions concerning the management of nuisance animals on campus to president Chuck Staben, changes to policy may …


Evolution always wins: University of Idaho video game uses mutating aliens to teach science concepts

“Darwin’s Demons,” a video game created at the University of Idaho, uses mutating aliens to teach students about natural selection and evolution.