U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris

White House targets economic development in Central America to reduce migration

BY: - February 6, 2023

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday announced nearly $1 billion in investments to address economic causes of migration in several Central American countries, an effort being spurred by Vice President Kamala Harris.   Spread over several years, 10 private companies from Target to Nestlé are pledging $950 million to create economic development in Honduras, El […]

asylum seeker from Mexico

U.S. district court strikes down use of Title 42 to expel migrants

BY: - November 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the government from continuing Title 42 —  a controversial pandemic-era health policy used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to expel nearly 2 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The request to halt the use of Title 42 had been filed by immigrant advocacy groups and […]

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A few details slowly emerge in University of Idaho student homicides

BY: - November 15, 2022

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on November 15, 2022 As classes resumed at the University of Idaho on Tuesday morning, police revealed a few more details into the slayings of four students living off-campus. The students were evidently stabbed “by an edged weapon such as a knife,” the Moscow Police Department said in a statement Tuesday. […]

University of Idaho in Moscow

Four University of Idaho students dead in apparent homicides

BY: - November 14, 2022

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on November 14, 2022 (UPDATED, 4:30 p.m., with quotes from Moscow mayor Art Bettge and State Board of Education President Kurt Liebich.) Moscow police have identified the four University of Idaho students, who died in apparent homicides. But police still have issued few details about Sunday’s deaths, and no suspect or […]

Idaho schools chief Sherri Ybarra

Idaho schools chief Sherri Ybarra gives out more than $600,000 in staff bonuses, an apparent record

BY: - September 21, 2022

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on September 21, 2022 State superintendent Sherri Ybarra gave her employees more than $600,000 in bonuses this spring. It appears to be the largest set of bonuses Ybarra has awarded in her eight years in office. The payments began in April, weeks before the May Republican primary. Ybarra finished third in […]

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone announces series of tribal activities to celebrate national park’s 150th anniversary 

BY: - August 22, 2022

Yellowstone National Park officials and Native American tribes are teaming up to offer a series of tribal activities and events that celebrate the national park’s 150th anniversary and the upcoming anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service. The events, which are open to the public, run through Aug. 28 in Yellowstone National Park […]

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Want to track your 2022 tax rebate? Check out this tool from the Idaho State Tax Commission.

BY: - April 21, 2022

Idahoans who qualify for the 2022 tax rebate can track the status of the payment online with a Social Security number and either an Idaho driver’s license, state-issued identification number or 2021 income tax return, according to a press release from the Idaho State Tax Commission. The rebate tool is available 24 hours a day and […]

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NIC trustees resign; State Board will fill embattled college’s vacancies

BY: - April 8, 2022

This story was originally published on April 8, 2022 on Idaho Education News. Two trustees have resigned at North Idaho College — leaving the embattled college’s board on a skeleton crew, and throwing the State Board of Education into the middle of the fray. Christie Wood and Ken Howard will resign effective May 3. Their […]

Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest

Forest Service seeks comment on fish habitat improvement project in North Idaho

BY: - April 6, 2022

A proposed habitat improvement project in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests northeast of Kamiah, Idaho, is now open for public comment and review, according to a U.S. Forest Service press release. The Knock-on-Wood Habitat Improvement Project is about 15 miles northeast of Kamiah within the Lolo Creek drainage. The Forest Service and the Nez Perce […]

Bicyclists near the Grove in Boise

Ada County small businesses can now apply for grants to help customers, employees with commute options

BY: - April 5, 2022

The application window is now open for small businesses in Ada County to seek grant funding for workplace transportation upgrades through ACHD Commuteride’s Workspace Mobility Grant program, according to an ACHD press release. The grant program, which is now in its second year, assists businesses in improving commutes for employees and customers, such as bike […]

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin

McGeachin asked a Boise rabbi to join an antisemitism task force before speaking at AFPAC

BY: - March 2, 2022

When Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin contacted Boise Rabbi Dan Fink in January asking if he would be interested in joining a task force to fight antisemitism in Idaho, Fink wrote back saying he wanted to sit down with her and talk about the idea. When he heard nothing back, he wrote a longer letter explaining […]

President Joe Biden

Biden in State of the Union urges ‘unmistakable’ support for democracy in Ukraine

BY: and - March 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden used his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night to reassert America as a leading global voice for democracy and condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin for starting an “unprovoked” war in Ukraine.  “Throughout our history we’ve learned this lesson – when dictators do not pay a price for […]