Patrick Anderson and cousin

Hundreds of Idahoans have lost their lives ‘for a paycheck’

Patrick L. Anderson was 25 when he died. He worked on oil rigs. He worked as a wildland firefighter. Those jobs, he survived. It was moving dirt in a residential development north of Boise...
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How the Idaho Legislature handled sex assault case sends wrong message to victims, survivors

In my years as a licensed clinical professional counselor working with people who have experienced sexual trauma, I have noticed a few things. First, there is a real lack of public education on what...
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Biden’s ‘30 by 30’ conservation plan urges collaboration with private landowners

The Biden administration plans to broadly define conservation and encourage private landowners to adopt sustainable practices to meet a goal of protecting 30% of the land and water in the U.S. by 2030, according...

Three people injured in shooting at East Idaho middle school

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on May 6, 2021 RIGBY — Three people were shot at Rigby Middle School on Thursday morning, Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson confirmed at a press conference Thursday afternoon. Two of those...

Analysis: Funding higher education, on the basis of anecdotes and narrative

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on May 6, 2021 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the next year, Idaho Education News will provide in-depth, ongoing coverage of the challenges facing higher education during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s our latest...
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Preventing homelessness must remain priority for Idaho

As we all know, the Treasure Valley is experiencing a serious housing crisis right now. A focus on prevention will be key to keeping homelessness from happening to our neighbors and the state of...
Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Winder (R, Boise)

Idaho legislative session to become longest in state history

After 115 bruising and divisive days under the Statehouse rotunda, Idaho legislators all but finished their business Wednesday night and called another recess until May 12.  The recess guarantees the 2021 legislative session will be...

Property tax bill passes Senate by two votes; nine Republicans vote no

A property tax relief bill that raises the homeowner’s exemption by $25,000, changes details of the circuit breaker program and caps growth percentages in local budgets squeaked through the Idaho Senate on Wednesday by...
Idaho Gov. Brad Little announces veto of Idaho Legislature bill to curb executive power

Within hours, Legislature approves bills limiting governor’s emergency powers

A slew of bills aimed at limiting an Idaho governor’s authority during a declared emergency passed the House and Senate during marathon floor sessions Wednesday afternoon.  The four bills are part of an effort to...
Downtown Boise as seen from the Boise Depot

That’s not who we are, Idaho, might be exactly who we are — for...

That’s not who we are, Idaho.  It’s a phrase that over the last year, I’ve spent a lot of time sitting with, weighing its true meaning in my mind. It’s a phrase I used to accept...

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