Dam lessons for Snake River, Northwest from Klamath River situation

The Klamath River compromise shows that dams can be removed, even when Congress tries to stand in the way. And what happened in northern California and southwest Oregon should be a lesson to both sides of the Snake River dam debate about what can happen to you when you leave the negotiating table.

Idaho’s poor still ache for food

Stock prices have soared since the end of the Great Recession, but wages for America’s lowest earners have stagnated. Meanwhile, The Idaho Foodbank is delivering more meals than ever — even more than in the heart of the downturn. Pastor Royce Wright, who runs Oasis Food Center in Caldwell, above, thinks a combination of static income and rising cost of living is increasing families’ need for the food he gives away.

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Idaho’s poor still ache for food

Even with recession over, food pantries serve more meals every year

Is an economic failure to blame, or is a better supply system filling a long-standing need?

One good note: People are getting healthier food from pantries


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