Politicized parents deck the halls with calls for more debt

By   /  December 16, 2016  /  Education, Idaho, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

Photo: Boise Independent School District website

We wish you a merry tax hike. Deck the halls with taxpayer dollars. Jingle bells, jingle bells, take on debt in March. Though catchy tunes for some, none of them have the same ring as the originals. Yet, Friends of Boise Schools believes it entirely appropriate to invade and politicize school holiday programs with  messages […]

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‘I have prayed for death’ — Idaho mom joins chorus for CBD legalization

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Health Care, Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Faces of Cannabis

  Katie Donahue, a 35-year-old wife and mother of one, isn’t interested in Gov. Butch Otter’s permission to use an oil extract from cannabis plants to treat her excruciating pain. “I feel like I’m not asking permission anymore,” Donahue told IdahoReporter.com. “That’s how I feel.” Donahue is a North Dakota native, a resident of Emmett […]

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How Idaho’s students can benefit from charter facilities access

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  Education Blog, Idaho  /  No Comments

With students across Idaho on charter school waiting lists that are only expected to grow, access to facilities financing is keeping the charter sector from growing at the same pace.

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Beach balls and baked goods: How an Idaho college spent taxpayer cash to market its bond issue

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Education, Idaho, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

College of Western Idaho photo

  The College of Western Idaho spent thousands of dollars on baked goods, beach balls, pizza and high-priced consultants as part of a $370,000 marketing blitz. Records delivered to IdahoReporter.com on Thursday reveal how the Nampa college spent taxpayer money to build the growing college’s brand in the Treasure Valley. CWI trustees authorized the six-figure […]

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‘Hope Vetoed’: How big government hurts people

By   /  November 18, 2016  /  Commentary, Health Care, Idaho, Opinion, Regulations  /  No Comments

When he was 10 years old, doctors diagnosed Josh Phillips with a kind of epilepsy that causes severe seizures. Now 19, and living with his parents in Salmon, Josh’s health future depends a great deal on how the state government chooses to treat him. Were he to live in any state contiguous to Idaho, Josh […]

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Idaho college president offered counseling to staff, students after election

By   /  November 18, 2016  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: College of Western Idaho

College of Western Idaho President Bert Glandon offered counseling services to students and staff in the aftermath of last week’s election.

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