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University of Idaho envisions largest research dairy in US

Aug. 18, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho wants to build the nation’s largest research dairy and experimental farm in south-central Idaho, the geographical heart of the sector. University President Scott Green and school officials in a presentation to Gov. Brad Little and other...

For early-childhood grantmakers, collaboration is key

Aug. 18, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

When Phyllis Glink took a job at the Irving Harris Foundation 26 years ago, “we were by far the biggest funders in early childhood because there weren’t that many of us,” she recalls. A group of maybe a dozen foundations interested in early-childhood issues would sometimes...

WVa college board declines to extend president's contract

Aug. 18, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — The board of a small college in West Virginia has declined to extend the contract of the school’s president nine months after censuring him for plagiarizing some speeches. West Liberty University announced the vote by the 12-member Board of Governors on...

USC, UCLA exits could cost Pac-12 schools $13M in rights

Aug. 17, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The departures of Southern California and UCLA from the Pac-12 Conference could mean an estimated loss of around $13 million per year in media rights for each of the remaining schools, according to an interim report issued by University of California Office of the President. ...

Judges reject challenges to 2 Arizona ballot initiatives

Aug. 17, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Judges rejected challenges to two Arizona voter initiative on Wednesday, siding with proponents of a measure limiting so-called predatory debt collection and for one that would require people who fund political campaigns through nonprofit groups to be identified. ...

2 ex-fraternity members get 6 weeks jail for hazing death

Aug. 17, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Two former fraternity members were sentenced to six weeks in jail on Wednesday after being convicted of hazing-related misdemeanor counts in the death of a Bowling Green State University student last year. The two men were both acquitted in May of more...

Indiana gasoline taxes dropping 5 cents a gallon next month

Aug. 17, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s state gasoline taxes will fall by about 5 cents per gallon next month in the first significant drop since reaching record levels in the spring with the national surge in pump prices. A total of 57 cents per gallon in state taxes will be charged...

Kentucky State Parks launches photo contest

Aug. 17, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Parks has launched a photo contest that encourages visitors to capture some of the best parts of their stay. The contest aims to attract more travelers and showcase these "places of beauty, from scenic mountain views to tranquil beaches,”...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Aug. 17, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. August 12, 2022. Editorial: Impact of abortion ban demands review When Indiana punches above its weight class or fixes government missteps, it’s usually because the state’s most influential corporate citizens have helped lead the...

Western states hit with more cuts to Colorado River water

Aug. 16, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West endures more drought, federal officials announced Tuesday. Though the cuts will not result in any immediate new...