Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town

In this Thursday, May 26, 2016 photo, an empty school reader board stands in front of the only school building in Dietrich, Idaho. The small community is struggling with the national attention brought by reports that a disabled black football player was raped by his white high school teammates. The allegations of racist taunts and physical abuse suffered by the teen were revealed this month when the family filed a $10 million lawsuit against the Dietrich School District. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)

DIETRICH — Teaching her children how to peacefully respond to racist comments in a tiny Idaho town was not new for the mother of 20 adopted children, many of whom are black. She often found herself echoing the virtues taught in Dietrich’s only church.

Migrant numbers drop, but big needs persist

Eva Arroyo, center, and her children Juan Gomez Arroyo and Maria Gomez Arroyo get library cards May 14 at the Twin Falls Public Library with Twin Falls School District migrant coordinator Abby Montano, left. Montano has helped the children for three years, connecting them with community resources. Stephen Reiss / Times-News

TWIN FALLS — Their first winter in Twin Falls, three siblings walked to school in a swirling January snowstorm. Their parents, migrant workers from Mexico, were already at work and didn’t know their children could take a bus.

Tribal students find success with prosthetics

ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 28-29 AND THEREAFTER - In a Wednesday, May 18, 2016 photo, The workings of the prototype of a prosthetic arm is presented at the Yakama Nation Tribal Schools annual Project Based Learning Showcase at the school in Toppenish, Wash. A team of four sophomore students competed in the regional Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement prosthetics challenge and placed first with their project at Heritage University, finish fourth at the state level. The Yakama Nation Tribal School team is the smallest school and only Native American group to compete in a prosthetics challenge. (Shawn Gust/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — In a building just outside the main Yakama Nation Tribal School, its MESA prosthetics team has turned a classroom into a workshop.


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