Keith Ridler, Associated Press | PostedOct 15th - 7:06pm
Atmospheric nuclear weapons testing exposed more states and more people to radiation fallout and resulting cancers and other diseases than the federal government currently recognizes, Western governors said.
Idaho's Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she'll ask the Legislature for a $101 million increase to the public schools budget next year. The Lewiston Tribune reports Ybarra made the announcement during a presentation to the Idaho State Board of Education on Wednesday. If approved, the request would account for a 5.3% increase over the current year's appropriations, bringing the general education budget for K-12 to just under $2 billion.
Keith Ridler, Associated Press | PostedOct 16th - 10:32am
The U.S. Air Force wants to fly supersonic fighter jets at lower altitudes in lightly populated areas of southwestern Idaho, northern Nevada and southeastern Oregon to better simulate combat conditions.
Nobody knows how long the skinny white dog was trapped on the side of a steep, rocky cliff in rural Idaho, but when Dave Wright heard about the pup's plight he knew he had to get the animal down. Wright, the founder of Friends Furever Animal Rescue, told the Idaho Statesman he saw a Facebook post about the dog's precarious position on Sunday. He did some research and with the help of rock climber Richard Jensen scaled the cliff face to safely rescue the dog, now called "Clifford."