Russell Contreras, Associated Press | PostedJan 19th - 12:45pm
As a child, Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray, Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parent's home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans.
The Idaho office that provides support staff to the State Board of Education in overseeing the state's $2.3 billion education system from kindergarten through the doctoral level is requesting lawmakers approve a budget of about $16.5 million.
Keith Ridler, Associated Press | PostedJan 18th - 10:24am
Idaho's top environmental official says his agency needs money for continued cleanup efforts of toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near one of the world's top ski destinations.
Idaho's state auditors say a state-run residential treatment center for people with severe disabilities and mental illness or other issues is rife with systemic problems leading to trauma for staffers and residents alike.
Keith Ridler, Associated Press | PostedJan 16th - 4:40pm
Idaho Gov. Brad Little says the state's collaborative efforts with federal agencies, conservation groups, industries and residents have put Idaho out front in tackling tough environmental problems involving forests, rangelands, water uses and other issues.