Boise State University will become the 10th member of the Mountain West Conference starting in 2011, the school and the conference said today in news releases, the latest move in a realignment of college sports.
With its 92-year-old football stadium starting to crumble, the University of Washington began contemplating a renovation half a dozen years ago. One financing idea -- getting $150 million from Seattle-area taxpayers -- ran afoul of state Representative Ross Hunter. The state was reducing college funding, and tuition was surging.
Raul Labrador, a Tea Party favorite, has emerged as House Republicans’ go-to negotiator on immigration. He is unusually prepared for the task: The Puerto Rico-born Mormon convert is a lawyer fluent in Spanish who has represented undocumented residents fighting deportation.
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams, who has consistently backed record accommodation, said monetary stimulus remains necessary and that it will support faster economic growth next year.