BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho school officials say the statewide broadband Internet service is influencing almost every aspect of their students' education, but a recent court battle has put the service in jeopardy. The Idaho Statesman reports a November court ruling called the state's $60 million broadband contract illegal. State officials have voiced their support of continuing the service but the future of Idaho's broadband is unknown.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The State Board of Education has endorsed legislation that would set Idaho teacher pay based on performance standards and experience. Beginning teachers would see salaries increase from about $31,000 a year to about $40,000 a year over the next five years, and top-level teachers would see their base salaries rise from $47,000 to $58,000. The teachers union is still studying the legislation.
NOTUS, Idaho (AP) — Law enforcement in southwestern Idaho say the two suspects in the shooting death of a Notus convenience store clerk may have also stolen the store's safe. A Canyon County Sheriff's spokesman says the safe was found abandoned near Jackson's store employee Christopher Reese's stolen car where authorities believe the suspects left in. No one has been taken into custody.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Matt Christensen has been named the new editor of the Times-News and Magicvalley.com in south central Idaho. Christensen served as the editor of the Montana Standard in Butte since 2013. Times-News' Publisher says Christensen brings experience in helping newsrooms evolve in a digital age.