Ybarra a no-show for high-level visitor By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Strange.The No. 2 guy in Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' office visits the Gem State, and Idaho's top education official State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra was nowhere to be found. Not even in the airport's baggage-claim area.
Idaho again shows financial commitment to education By Stephen Hartgen Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra outlined another proposal this month to boost Idaho's education funding budget by over $100 million for the next fiscal year, the fifth year running of over $100 million in general fund annual increases.
Taking up a collection for the health of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg By Jim Jones The news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg experienced a second bout of pancreatic cancer this year was a triple blow for me. First, she has been a long-time champion for the rights of women and minorities and we need her on the Supreme Court to continue that work. Second, it is likely her vote will determine whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) lives or dies.
Guest opinion: Honoring Gold Star families By Sen. Mike Crapo The sacrifices families make when their loved ones serve in our nation's Armed Forces are incredibly understated. Military families raise children and hold together households while their loved ones are far from home. They endure sleepless nights worrying about their loved ones serving in harm's way.
Press release: Family dinner prevents substance abuse By Press release Be The Parents, the underage drinking prevention campaign of the Idaho Office of Drug Policy (ODP), has kicked off an Idaho Family Dinner Night campaign to encourage families across the state to make and enjoy a meal together on Sept. 26.
Congress returns to pleas for more gun laws By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor Do something.Members of Congress have been hearing that line plenty of times plenty during the August recess, and since those horrific mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
Bonneville County GOP entertains yet again By Steve Taggart, Idaho Politics Weekly contributor East Idaho is a great place to live. Fantastic scenery and superb recreation. Friendly people. And, a never-ending source of entertainment in the form of the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee.
Idaho wind blows against property tax increases By Stephen Hartgen As the Bob Dylan song says, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" and the political wind in much of Idaho now is blowing hard against any additional taxes.
Trump's trade war with China stokes the Amazon fires By Jim Jones What possible connection could the fires in the Amazon rainforest have with Trump's trade war against China? Well, Brazilian farmers and ranchers are lusting to replace U.S. farmers as China's go-to supplier of agricultural products.
Idaho Falls Chamber Distinguished Under 40 Awards When: Tuesday, Sept 24, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: The DEC - The Downtown Event Center, 480 Park Ave, Idaho Falls, ID Each year the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce selects 10 outstanding individuals to receive the Distinguished Under 40 Award. These honorees are recognized and presented with their awards at a luncheon. Join us to celebrate these individuals and their contributions to the greater Idaho Falls community. More info.
Boise Young Professionals 13th Annual Gala: See How We Bloomed When: Wednesday, Sept 25, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID The gala will reflect on Boise Young Professional's twelve years in the community, celebrate successes and recognize outstanding young professionals with the Young Professional Awards. Awards will be presented for Young Professional of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Young Leader of the Year and Best Next Generation Place to Work. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend and celebrate Idaho's next generation leaders. More info.
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