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Oktoberfest 2014 will be celebrated in Munich, Germany, from Sept. 20 to Oct. 5, but you don’t have to book an international flight to join the celebration. Here are five ways to celebrate in and around Meridian.

Road report

Crete Avenue from Rome Drive to Calabria Drive, road closure Monday through Oct. 3 for sewer main work Linder Road from Cherry Lane to Emerald Falls Drive, southbound right turn lane closed through today for utility work. McDermott from south of Ustick Road to McMillian Road, lane restrictions through Tuesday for utility work. McMillan Road from Black Cat Road to Ten Mile Road, road closure through Nov. 26 for road reconstruction. Meridian Road south of Overland Road to Central Drive and Waltman Lane, lane and pedestrian restrictions through Oct. 31, 2015, for overpass work. Stoddard Drive from Overland Road through Kodiak Drive, lane restrictions with flagging through today for utility work. Ustick Road west of Meridian Road will have lane restrictions through Tuesday for concrete work.

Career ladder, tiered licensure will help reward Idaho’s outstanding teachers

Idaho teachers should receive higher pay. In 2013, education stakeholders throughout Idaho, including teachers, administrators, state and local board members and community and political leaders were asked to take a comprehensive look at how to improve Idaho’s education system. The Governor’s Task Force for Improving Education worked for several months to bring forward 20 recommendations based on research, best practices and input from educators. Among those recommendations was a plan to increase pay for Idaho teachers to attract and retain great teachers.

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