Students at Ponderosa Elementary in Meridian learn about bike and scooter safety from volunteers and the YMCA's Safe Routes To School program Friday May 20, 2016. Donated safety helmets were provided to students before they navigated through obstacles and learned important tips to keep safe while riding their bikes.
Treasure Valley parents used to shelling out money for student class fees will see some individual savings this year because of a court ruling saying fees are unconstitutional. Schools will either absorb the costs or find alternatives.
Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics has signed a partnership agreement with the National Economics University of Vietnam in Hanoi to offer a new program for international students.
Idaho is defined by water; it has carved our landscapes, is the lifeblood of our cities and agriculture, and supports our popular outdoor lifestyle. Our water resources are also a huge economic engine, driving agricultural productivity, power generation and the growth of our cities.
Who can vote? In West Ada School District’s trustee recall elections only voters in Zones 1 and 3 can cast ballots. Trustee Tina Dean is in zone 1 in the western section of West Ada School District. Carol Sayles is in Zone 3, in the eastern section of the district. Find out if you are in either zone at IdahoStatesman.com.
Anti-police sentiment and neighboring states’ legalized marijuana are contributing to a dramatic reduction in enrollment numbers in Idaho law enforcement programs. The decrease can leave departments scrambling to fill vacancies, especially in small communities that can’t pay the wages of a larger city. And manpower shortages keep police on the job more hours a day, increasing stress in an already stressful environment.