What do you want to know about the Gem State and the people who live here?

Idaho is rapidly growing, and that means plenty of newcomers and questions about life in the Gem state.

Has Idaho ever made you ask “why,” left you scratching your head or simply utter, “huh?” Our new reader-driven project will help. You ask the questions, we answer.

Whether you’re a newcomer or a lifelong Idahoan, we think you’ll learn something new. That’s because this project, Curious Idaho, lets you suggest stories to our reporters through questions.

We want to work with you — and for you — by investigating your queries about the Treasure Valley and the state. You’ll be an important part of the story selection process, sparking ideas and casting votes.

Here’s how Curious Idaho works:

  • In the box below, leave your Idaho-related question. It can be about anything — nature, history, politics, oddities — so long as there’s a connection to the Gem State.
  • Here are some examples to get you started: How did the cross get on Table Rock and what does it mean? What is the average salary of high school teachers in the state? Why does Idaho label its license plates by county?
  • When we have enough questions, we’ll begin a voting round. That means you can choose from three questions and cast your vote for the one a reporter should tackle first.
  • Our reporters will track down the answers and check in with the reader who submitted the winning question.
  • Finally, we’ll publish an article sharing what we found. You can read the story online, through social media and in print.

We’re excited to hear from you. So ask away!