Retired Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Jones has dedicated his retirement to helping refugees in Idaho with legal advice and by recruiting volunteer lawyers. He served as an artillery officer during the Vietnam War and lived among refugees who had fled violence in their own country.
Though Mehar and Paramvir Singh of Boise are U.S citizens, their ethnicity and outward expressions of their faith often result in more intense scrutiny from people who don't understand their Sikh religion and who wrongly profile them as would-be terrorists.
United States Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks with the Idaho Statesman Editorial Board on a visit to Idaho Jan. 3, 2017 in the waning days of her administration overseeing federal lands. She responds to the question of what events kept her up at night.
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Boise North End residents Angeline and Michael Blain will stick with Bernie Sanders as their presidential candidate even though Hillary Clinton has amassed enough delegates to earn the Democrat nomination.
After the shooting in Parkland, Florida, where 17 high school students were killed, gun owners at Independence Indoor Shooting Range in Meridian talk about gun rights, social responsibility and the 2nd Amendment.
Raymond Simmons is a veteran who said he has been homeless for the past six years. A plan to build housing for homeless veterans is in the works by the city of Boise, the Veterans Administration and other agencies.
A barista working at the Hottie Shots Espresso stand in Kent, Washington, was attacked by an armed intruder who assaulted and attempted to rape her in the early hours of February 21, according to local media, citing police. Police later arrested a 33-year-old man said to have a “long criminal history.”
The victim, later identified as Madeline Guinto, told local media that she did everything she could to stall or stop her attacker, and added that she was glad it was over.
Speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, President Donald Trump said designating schools as "gun-free zones" puts students in "far more danger." Trump also said House and Senate Democrats have "totally abandoned" DACA.
Killer Whey is a Boise-based company making ice cream with 44 grams of protein. They currently have 3 flavors: mint-chocolate chip, chocolate and vanilla. Killer Whey plans to release 3 more health-conscious flavors later this year.
Illinois Gov Bruce Rauner took part in an unusual demonstration involving chocolate milk to promote diversity in the workplace during a Black History Month event in Chicago on February 21. Footage of the event at the Chicago Thompson Center shows Tyronne Stoudemire, Hyatt Hotels’ vice president of global diversity, asking the governor to hold a glass of milk, which Stoudemire said represented the lack of diversity in corporate American leadership: “white men, a few white women, and just maybe an Asian in technology.”
“This chocolate syrup represents diversity,” Stoudemire says, holding up Hershey’s syrup. Into the broad list of diversity, Stoudemire places “women, people of color, people with disabilities, the aging population, generation X, Y and Z.”