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‘(Racism) is a problem, but not like it is in other parts of Idaho’

People in Mountain Home willing to talk about a controversy over a Black Lives Matter painting in a Mountain Home High School parking lot said it was overblown. But it also clearly exposed some complicated questions about racism in town, to the point that the mayor and officials from nearby Mountain Home Air Force Base expect to release a joint statement on the paintings flap Friday.

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Whittier Elementary braces for growth

Whittier Elementary Principal Fernanda Brendefur is starting her second year at a school that has historically been one of the poorest in the Boise School District. With 542 students enrolled this year Brendefur manages a schedule for a building designed for 300 and even more students are expected to attend the school in coming years.

Education

$180 million CWI expansion bond faces critical Nov. 8 vote

College of Western Idaho President Bert Glandon understands the difficulty of passing one of the area's largest bonds ever by a 2/3 margin Nov. 8. If voters in Ada and Canyon Counties pass the $180 million measure the school would create a new campus in Boise and expand its Nampa presence.

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Mountain Home superintendent speaks to painting controversy

James Gilbert, superintendent of the Mountain Home School District, addresses the painting of several high school parking spots - one with a Black Lives Matter motif - at Tuesday night's school board meeting.
Nicole Blanchard nblanchard@idahostatesman.com
Mountain Home superintendent speaks to painting controversy 1:39

Mountain Home superintendent speaks to painting controversy

Whittier Elementary braces for growth 3:01

Whittier Elementary braces for growth

$180 million CWI expansion bond faces critical Nov. 8 vote 3:14

$180 million CWI expansion bond faces critical Nov. 8 vote

Students find unity in different faiths 1:03

Students find unity in different faiths