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We are encouraged by the majority support (57%) CWI received on November 8th, 2016. Voters throughout the Treasure Valley recognize the critical workforce development needs filled by CWI and we look forward to working with our administration, trustees and community leaders to find a way forward to meet the demands of our local businesses and industry.

“CWI’s $180 million bond issue is an investment in our students”

In the big picture of Idaho’s economic and educational aspirations there is a need for the expanded presence and growth of the College of Western Idaho. The Nampa school has been nimble in responding to employer needs and training students to fill jobs — while offering an affordable option for otherwise skittish high school graduates who are giving college a test run.

For these and other reasons, we support passage of the school’s $180 million bond.

“Vote ‘yes’ on College of Western Idaho bond “

This should be an easy “yes” for voters in the Nov. 8 election. A $180 million general obligation bond for three buildings — two of which would be constructed on the Nampa campus — seems like a lot to ask of Canyon County voters who typically are not friendly to tax increases of any form. But in the final analysis, it’s a bargain considering what the college has accomplished in seven short years and the economic impact on the community.

CWI has grown from 1200 students in its first semester in 2009 to serving more than 20,000 students a year with projections for continued growth in the years ahead. This is the first time Ada & Canyon County voters have been approached for a bond since the College was founded.