Governor has broad support for literacy goals By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor State Superintendent Sherri Ybarra, who taught third grade for 11 years at Mountain Home before being elected as the lead advocate for public schools, knows all about the importance of children in the early grades reading proficiently. She has first-hand knowledge about the consequences for those who fall behind.
Wolf howls, depredations are back at Idaho Legislature By Stephen Hartgen Amongst the usual dustups over education funding, university micro-management and hot issues like gun control and abortion, it wouldn't be an Idaho legislative session without at least one or two wolf bills.
Guest opinion: Time to Invest in higher education By Sens. Mark Nye (D-Pocatello), Janie Ward-Engelking (D-Boise), and Reps. Sally Toone (D-Gooding), Melissa Wintrow (D-Boise) As members of JFAC (Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee), we set all budgets and approve all appropriations for the state. We were delighted when Gov. Little made education his top priority in his State of the State address. However, we became concerned when we saw some of his proposed education budgets.
Guest opinion: Axe the tax on groceries By Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird Government is an over-achiever in collecting taxes on nearly everything we do. It's hard to imagine anything in our everyday life that is not taxed. We are taxed for our homes, our property, our cars, our purchases, our earnings, our investments, and even after death.
Trump supporters 'rock on' while Dems groan By Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly Contributor After all these endless hours of opening statements and grilling of House impeachment managers and President Trump's defenders, there was one key question not asked.
D15 Coffee When: Tuesday, February 11, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Where: Boise Co-op 2350 N Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID
KC Dem Club When: Friday, February 14, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Iron Horse Bar & Grill, 407 E Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID Bette Ammon, Cd'A library director, will give library news and updates. More info.
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