Toxin-adapted fish pass down epigenetic mutations to freshwater offspring

June 15, 2021
Researchers at Washington State University have discovered that epigenetic mutations remained in a group of Atlantic Molly fish two generations later.  A team of scientists analyzed molecular factors and processes that determine whether genes are turned on or off. They studied the Atlantic fish that live in springs naturally high […]

New exhibit on display at The Center

June 15, 2021
The community is invited to view local photographer Tom Mohr’s new exhibit “Mike’s Gazebo” at The Center adjacent to Colfax Library.  Through four oversized 60”x60” panels, Mohr recreates the walls of a gazebo crafted by the late Mike Druffel of Johnson. The exhibit will be on display through July 31.  […]

IPUC hosts workshop for a proposed Avista rate increase

June 15, 2021
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will host a public workshop on Wednesday to share information on a proposed rate increase for Avista natural gas and electric customers in Idaho. If the settlement is approved, a residential electric customer using an average of 892 kilowatt-hours per month would see a billed […]

WSU professor says young adults’ alcohol use increases when casually dating

June 15, 2021
New Washington State University research shows that when young adults are more interested in socializing and casually dating, they tend to drink more alcohol. WSU Professor Jennifer Duckworth says, on the other hand, scientists found that when young adults are in serious relationships, are not interested in dating, or place […]

WSU adjusts COVID‑19 policies in step toward pandemic recovery

June 15, 2021
Washington State University is loosening its COVID-19 protocols in response to new state guidance, plummeting case numbers, and the widespread availability of vaccines. Beginning today, students, employees and visitors to a university location no longer have to attest to their current health status. Additionally, the Risk Management Advisory Group no […]

U of I Architecture Students Named Top 50 in North America

June 15, 2021
Two students from the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture were named among the top 50 interior design and top 50 architecture students graduating this year in North America. Nguyet Huynh and Ruina Du, both architecture graduates, were selected for the inaugural Metropolis Future 100 by Metropolis Magazine. […]

New voter education page on VoteIdaho.com

June 15, 2021
The Idaho Secretary of State has launched a new Voter Education page on VoteIdaho.gov.  The new page collects the recently developed Voter Education video series in one place. The purpose of this series is to give Idaho citizens an in-depth look at the systems and processes behind Idaho’s elections. All […]

Accreditation continues for LC State nursing program

June 14, 2021
The Lewis-Clark State College baccalaureate degree program in nursing has been granted continued accreditation for another 10 years by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The CCNE Board of Commissioners granted accreditation through June 2031 at its board meeting in May. CCNE began its accreditation evaluation last September virtually where […]

Albion Library opens Tuesday

June 14, 2021
The Albion branch of Whitman County Library will reopen to the public on Tuesday. The library has been closed to the public since March of 2020. During the closure, the library received some updates thanks to a grant from the METER Foundation.  Improvements included new carpet and paint, electrical and […]

Nominations open for Idaho’s Outstanding Volunteers and Philanthropists

June 14, 2021
Nominations for the annual Idaho Philanthropy Day awards are now open. Each year, Idaho volunteers and philanthropists are honored for outstanding contributions to their communities. Three regional virtual events will take place in November to recognize winners from eastern, northern, and southwestern Idaho. Submissions will be accepted through July 19, […]
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