"We're going nowhere and people are dying unnecessarily."
LEWISTON — Republican Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher bashed federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies during a town hall meeting Friday in Lewiston, claiming they are acting like an unaccountable fourth branch of government that’s trying to take down President Donald Trump.
Two months after the school year began, the State Board of Education has approved a new rule outlining how school leaders are supposed to report full-time student enrollment numbers to the state.
It’s that time of year – refineries across the country go offline on a rotating basis to make the switch to winter-blend fuel and to catch up on needed maintenance and repairs. Normally, the resulting decrease in fuel production isn’t much of an issue as the drive season comes to a close. But this year has been anything but normal.
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on October 17, 2019Fewer kindergarten students showed up to school this fall prepared to read, according to preliminary Idaho Reading Indicator data released Thursday.
City elected positions will be contested in Grangeville, Kooskia, Riggins and White Bird in the Nov. 5 elections, as will trustee positions for Mt. View School District 244.
Idaho has always required registered vehicles to carry valid liability insurance, but the only check of proof when registering the vehicle was the signature of the owner on the registration stating that the vehicle had coverage.
One year ahead of the federally mandated deadline, the DMV continues to raise awareness of the importance of obtaining a Star Card, Idaho’s Real ID.
Former Grangeville resident, David Hayes, is currently exhibiting his artwork in the Student Union Trueblood Gallery at Boise State University. The exhibit of natural and wilderness-themed art, Trueblood Memories, is Hayes’ homage to the inspiration of Ted Trueblood, award-winning author, co…
In a potential preview of the 2020 legislative session, State Board of Education members applied heavy scrutiny to schools chief Sherri Ybarra’s K-12 budget proposal Wednesday.
Elizabeth Smart didn’t talk about what happened to her for a long time after her kidnapping.
BOISE, Idaho - The public comment period is open on Idaho's application to the federal government to add work reporting requirements to its expanded Medicaid program.
(This online story was corrected to clarify the agencies involved in the Lankford brothers’ arrests.)
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho has seen little change in the number of children living in concentrated poverty since the Great Recession a decade ago, despite a long period of economic expansion, according to new data. The Annie E. Casey Foundation looked at neighborhoods where poverty rates are 30% o…
An emphasis on drivers’ safety, conducted in Idaho County on U.S. Highway 12 by state and tribal police agencies, resulted in several dozen motorist contacts, along with traffic citations and two misdemeanor charges.
GRANGEVILLE – Idaho County’s calm was shattered last week when an armed subject sped through the region, eluding law enforcement, stealing two vehicles – one at gunpoint – and ditching north of Grangeville where he hid out in a canyon before surrendering to police.
AARP Idaho recently released new state data and an infographic illustrating the impact of high prescription drug prices for Gem State residents, specifically those living with cancer, prediabetes or diabetes, and heart disease.
After meeting with Chobani, Rep. Mike Simpson plans to sign onto a bill that would keep schools from stigmatizing students who cannot pay for lunch.
BOISE — The Vatican has formally cut ties with W. Thomas Faucher, a former Boise priest who pleaded guilty last year to some of the most violent, depraved child pornography seen in recent Ada County history.
BONNERS FERRY — As heavy machinery shunted earth, dug pits and generally disturbed a sunny September day, Michael Lucid explained how all this commotion may combat the worst effects of climate change.
With members of Congress from both parties raising serious alarms about the Turkish assault on U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, took to the Senate floor Thursday to tout bipartisan legislation in the works in his committee as a better path forward.
MERIDIAN — No matter when you ask Mary Ann Ranells what her priorities are as the leader of the largest school district in Idaho, she will tell you the same thing.
The CEO of Melaleuca pitched a proposal to put limits on medical debt collection to almost half of the Idaho Legislature Monday evening.
On Tuesday night, Gov. Brad Little moderated a “fireside chat” with college and university presidents during Boise Startup Week. The very nature of the program flipped the normal script. The chance to watch Little ask the questions — as opposed to answer them — surely attracted some of the d…
Shawn Keough wasn’t the only late — and under-the-radar — applicant for two State Board of Education vacancies.
For the second consecutive year, Idaho missed all of its yearly benchmarks in math and English for vulnerable student populations.
A second conservative legislator is pushing colleagues to defund Boise State University.
The first year of the master educator premium program is in the books — and state superintendent Sherri Ybarra isn’t talking.
MOSCOW — After nearly five months of work and 25 meetings, Gov. Brad Little’s K-12 education task force began narrowing its focus Tuesday.
Kayla Green wandered through rows of elementary students sitting on the floor of the Wilder Elementary School gym last Thursday, mic in hand, trying to explain to the youngsters when they should report that they – or their friends – need help.
The calendar is barely a week into fall, but winter storm watches and warnings are up in four states, including Idaho, as a potential blizzard threatens to deliver an early wintry blast.
GRANGEVILLE – “It’s time for a statewide citizen movement around education,” Rebecca Schroeder told a room of 15 at the Soltman Center Thursday night, Sept. 19.
Idaho’s class of 2019 was slightly less prepared for college and the workforce than graduates from the previous year, according to an analysis of SAT results.
Idaho’s Professional Standards Commission disciplined 25 of the state’s 22,000 certified educators last year for ethics issues such as breach of contract and sexual misconduct with students.
A second K-12 education task force subcommittee wrapped up its work Monday after putting its weight behind a recommendation for greater access to all-day kindergarten.
KAMIAH – Conditions permitting, fire managers on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest plan to begin fall prescribed fire operations immediately and continue until project completion or conditions change and are no longer optimal for achieving objectives. Ignitions will take place on days…
The latest batch of student engagement data has been held up as validation by one administrator, criticized by another and ignored by others.
PINEHURST – A chance meeting several years ago put a little bug in Carol Weber’s ear.
West Ada high schoolers, Middleton middle schoolers and Kuna elementary kids will all learn the same words this fall:
The group that was the driving force for Medicaid expansion now has its sights on education spending.
Teacher pay raises are a centerpiece of Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra’s 2020-21 budget request.
BOISE, Idaho - College tuition prices are up and state funding is down in Idaho, creating an affordability roadblock for many students, according to a new report.
A state committee Monday debated recommending that school officials and law enforcement use common language and uniform responses when dealing with an emergency.
Three former legislators criticized state immunization guidelines during a public hearing Friday, Nathan Brown of the Idaho Falls Post Register reported.
A subcommittee of Gov. Brad Little’s K-12 task force started developing a potential recommendation for all-day kindergarten Tuesday.
The Nethker Fire remains 98 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, and is still 2,355 acres in size.
The end-of-year scores are in for two of the state’s key assessments: the Idaho Reading Indicator and the Idaho Standards Achievement Test.
Idaho’s first two human cases of West Nile virus infection for 2019 have been confirmed in residents of Washington County.
BOISE — The Idaho Transportation Department is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the state in an effort to get drunk drivers off the roads. Beginning Friday, Aug. 16, through Sept. 4, officers will be conducting additional patrols to reduce drunk driving on Idaho roads.
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Aug. 12, 2019
Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Aug, 13, 2019.
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