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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho taxpayers footed a bill of nearly $250,000 to cover expenses for lawmakers traveling to and from Boise during the 2015 legislative session. Taxpayers paid an additional $50,000 for lawmakers to travel outside the state over the past fiscal year. The Associated Press obtained the information through a public records request.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise State University student is suing school officials in federal court because he contends they discriminated against him by refusing to give him a meningitis vaccine designed for younger adults. Christopher Burdge doesn't list his age in the lawsuit but states that he is older than 55. BSU's attorneys have asked the judge to throw out the lawsuit.
COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — St. Vincent de Paul of North Idaho is working with a local group to start a wellness program for veterans with a recent private grant award of $20,000. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports the Wellness Incentive to Health Performance in Riverstone is using the funds to buy exercise equipment and create fitness regimens for those enrolled in St. Vincent's veteran programs.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A state record for most public university graduates has been set by the nearly 4,000 Boise State University students to earn diplomas this academic year. About 1,500 students walked Saturday at the university's graduation ceremony at Taco Bell Arena, and another 2,383 were eligible for their degrees at the completion of the spring semester.