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Friday Sep 12 | Time

The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families

While life gets better for millions of gays, the number of homeless LGBT teens - many cast out by their religious families - quietly keeps growing One late night at the end of her sophomore year of college, Jackie sat in her parked car and made a phone call that would forever change the course of her life. An attractive sorority girl with almond eyes and delicate dimples, she was the product of a charmed Boise, Idaho, upbringing: a father who worked in finance, a privateschool education, a pool in the backyard, all the advantages that an upper-middle-class suburban childhood can provide along with all the expectations attendant to that privilege.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Boise, ID

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Arbiter

Engineering students get experience in Alaska

To some, watching fish move from one end of a processing plant to the other isn't an ideal way to spend the end of a summer. For two mechanical engineering students who went to Alaska in early August, it was the perfect opportunity to apply the skills they've learned in the classroom.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Post Register

Christian Godfrey is EITC's interim V.P. of Finance and Administration

Christian Godfrey's dip into the technical realm started years ago, as an industrial arts student at Madison High School. It was there, he took a number of vocational and technical courses and worked a technical internship at a local electronics repair shop.

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Related Topix: Idaho State University, Boise State University

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Willamette Week

Show Preview: Holiday Friends at Mississippi Studios, September 12

Like so many indie-rock bands, Holiday Friends started in college. Founding members Scott Fagerland and Jesse Wityczak began writing songs together in 2008 while students at the University of Idaho, and immediately found an audience among the other undergraduates of Moscow, Idaho, which Fagerland calls a "mini, mini, mini Portland."

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Related Topix: Moscow, ID

Business Journal

Human impact on Northwest: 1.3 degrees F

A joint study by the University of Idaho and Oregon State University links human causes to climate change at a regional level. The study, published in the March 2014 edition of the Journal of Climate, links human causes to wetter springs and longer growing seasons, among other impacts.

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Related Topix: Oregon State University, Weather

Criminal Report Daily

Possible Europa Tectonics Could be Boon for Alien Life

Jupiter's intriguing moon Europa may have a very Earth-like quality - its thick, icy crust appears to act like Earth's tectonic plates. And that could be a very positive thing for the little world's life-giving potential.

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Related Topix: UFO and Alien, Geology, Laurel, MD

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Jacque Elaine Fallis Batt, 1926-2014

Former Idaho First Lady Jacque Batt was 88 when she died Sunday of natural causes at St. Alphonsus Hospital. She and Phil, her husband of 66 years, met at the University of Idaho and were married in 1948; they had three children, William, Rebecca and Leslie Ann.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Potlatch, ID, Rupert, ID

Space.com

Jupiter's Moon Europa May Have Plate Tectonics Just Like Earth

Jupiter's icy moon Europa, regarded as perhaps the solar system's best bet to host alien life, keeps getting more and more interesting. Big slabs of ice are sliding over and under each other within Europa's ice shell, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: UFO and Alien, NASA

The Arbiter

Pale in comparison: Why Boise State bombed the 2014 Forbes rankings

In 2013, Forbes Magazine published an article debunking the college ranking system entitled, "College Rankings Aren't Meaningless; They're Just Misleading." According to Steve Cohen, author of the article, the college ranking system misguides students and their parents by focusing on the reputation of a particular college rather than if it is a good match for the student.

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Related Topix: The College of Idaho, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Idaho State University, Kids, Williams College

Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Ashland Daily Tidings

OR-7's pups true wolves Updated at

Genetic tests on scat collected this summer revealed that OR-7's mate is a wolf related to other wolves in northeast Oregon, says Michelle Dennehy, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Wolf Program spokeswoman. Scat was collected from two of their known three pups, proving the pups are their offspring and full-blooded wolves. The findings, which were as expected, were reported Thursday by the University of Idaho lab that conducted the tests, Dennehy says.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Post Register

New fire chief named

Dave Hanneman was announced as the new chief of the Idaho Falls Fire Department this morning. Hanneman will begin work Oct. 20. Hanneman is currently the chief of the Chula Vista Fire Department in Chula Vista, Calif., a post he has held since 2008.

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Related Topix: Idaho Falls, ID, Fire, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Library Journal

Time After Time | Product Spotlight

Tools such as time line and mapping software now enable libraries to present digital collections in new ways, facilitating serendipitous exploration for researchers.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Boston College

The Spokesman-Review

Florida To Pay Idaho $975K

University of Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley and University of Idaho Athletics Director Rob Spear have agreed that Saturday night's game has been declared a no contest and that not rescheduling the game is the only viable option for both programs.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Torrid Summers Trending In INW

Extreme temperatures and wildfires across the Pacific Northwest this summer are consistent with changes expected from global warming by the middle of this century, according to the 2013 report "Climate Change in the Northwest."

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

KLEW-TV Lewiston

The U of I Women's Center celebrated women's equality with Fem Fest

Women's Equality Day was Tuesday. It commemorates the 19th Amendment which passed in 1920 and allows women to vote.

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The Spokesman-Review

Vandals Kick Off Against Florida

"Are you ready for some football, Vandals?" asks the University of Idaho Facebook page.

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Related Topix: University of Florida

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Contract

Environmental Design Research Association Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

The Environmental Design Research Association is has announced its 2014-2015 Board of Directors.

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Related Topix: Interior Design, Arts, Canada, World News, University of Northern Iowa, Cornell University, Rutgers University

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Newswise

$10 Million NIH Grant Establishes Center of Biomedical Research...

A $10 million grant over five years from the National Institutes of Health will establish a prestigious Institutional Development Award Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Matrix Biology at Boise State University.

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Related Topix: Boise State University

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KLEW-TV Lewiston

Actor Sean Astin addresses students and faculty at Convocation

The University of Idaho Vandals are not only celebrating 125 years, but also new beginnings.

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Related Topix: Sport Movies, Drama Movies, Rudy, Biography Movies, Sean Astin

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Almost half of Idaho law school go on leave

Nearly half of the third-year students at a southwestern Idaho law school are taking temporary leave after the university's request for accreditation was delayed, according to a school spokeswoman.

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