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Boise Music Week begins
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Boise Music Week begins

Boise Music Week kicked off Friday night as students from the Boise School District took part in the sights and sounds of the annual gala event. More than 1,200 students sang and performed at the Taco Bell Arena with an audience of 5,000 people. The first Music Week began May 11, 1919. “Musical arts has been…

Students raise awareness about drug abuse
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Students raise awareness about drug abuse

Law enforcement and Treasure Valley teens collected unused prescription drugs on Saturday. About 11 high school students took part in a Boise pharmaceutical take-back event at the Ada County Sheriff’s office. One Stone, a student-led Boise nonprofit, headed up the event with the DrugFree Idaho Coalition. “We have seen the horrible consequences of prescription drug abuse in…

Auto students compete for $25,000 scholarship
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Auto students compete for $25,000 scholarship

Clint McKague and Phillip Penrod from Meridian High School were the fastest in the state at repairing a 2015 Ford Fiesta at the annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills contest Friday, at the College of Western Idaho in Nampa. They completed the competition in less than 90 minutes and their work passed judges’ inspections. The duo…

Teens host prom for senior citizens
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Teens host prom for senior citizens

Teens aren’t the only ones having a prom night this month. More than 50 Nampa senior citizens dressed up and danced the night away on Wednesday. The cafeteria at Lone Star Middle School was the place to be. “This is the second year we have done this dance,” said Parker Akkerman, a junior at Nampa…

Students take part in mock disaster drill
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Students take part in mock disaster drill

Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School students spent their Friday morning saving lives — fortunately, it was only a drill. But it was a learning lesson in dealing with real-life disasters. A team of 38 high school juniors took part in a mock earthquake disaster drill to put their medical training to the test. Students practiced…

Teens find bargain prom wear
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Teens find bargain prom wear

Prom season is here and Treasure Valley teens are in search of the perfect dress or tuxedo — typically a costly adventure. A teen spends on average $919 for the big dance, according to a national survey by Visa. But the Assistance League of Boise is making this trip down memory lane an affordable one…

Lawmaker explains his perfect score on Ed News quiz
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Lawmaker explains his perfect score on Ed News quiz

The Idaho Ed News quiz this week was the talk of the Statehouse among lawmakers. Ed News readers and Idaho lawmakers took the challenge to see how well they knew their representatives and senators. Our records show only two lawmakers scored a perfect score; Rep. Mat Erpelding, D-Boise, and Rep. Brandon Hixon, R-Caldwell. “I thought…