True to form, Idaho Ed News left out important details in its story about Boise State University President Marlene Tromp’s presentation that welcomed staff and students for the fall 2021 semester.

Lilly had a terrible dislike of goats, and she didn’t know why. It seemed a little beyond reason. She couldn’t find the slightest enjoyment, even in the little ones. While other children would play with the goats and pet them, she would walk away in disgust.

U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan:

The new school year began with more uncertainty than we expected because of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 delta variant strain. However, based on our overall performance and experience last year, I am confident that our local school boards, administrators, teachers and parents are ready t…

Alice loved the chickens. It was her job to gather the eggs each day, and though the family didn’t have names for the chickens, she secretly did and knew each one. She became familiar with the most common nesting places and was good at finding the eggs around the yard. Yes, she loved the chickens.

Governor Brad Little announced today a last-ditch effort to avoid the first-ever activation of statewide crisis standards of care by adding hundreds of new medical personnel for Idaho hospitals, but he said the real solution to the crisis is more Idahoans choosing to receive the safe and eff…

By all accounts from the hospital staff, Bart had died. He had been in a wreck, and when the emergency crew arrived on the scene, he barely had a pulse. Bart was life-flighted to the nearest regional hospital, and the nurses and doctors did everything they could to save him.

Early education advocates want you to believe that the case for universal preschool is so concrete that questioning its track record is an act of heresy. After all, who wouldn’t want to help adorable little kids get an early start on success? But the data show universal preschool will have d…

I grew up in the last house on the edge of miles of open rangeland. Our nearest neighbor was about a mile away. Since cell phones were still unheard of, it wasn’t unusual for people who didn’t know that country to get stuck and come walking in to our house.

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and 12 of their colleagues in introducing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency Accountability and Transparency Act. This legislation outlines a comprehen…

The celebration of our pioneer heritage is important in our area. In July there is a musical and a rodeo. But the most significant event is the parade. Every church congregation builds a beautiful float, some taking half a year to complete it. These were always church assignments. But then t…

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little today hosted a roundtable with law enforcement leaders at Idaho State Police (ISP) headquarters in Boise to discuss Idaho’s growing drug threat and the connection to the United States-Mexico border.

Hannah had worked a long shift at the fast-food restaurant and was ready to get off when a big rush came. Her manager needed her to stay to get through it. She tiredly nodded and kept the drive-up headset on.

In a House Appropriations Committee meeting today, Congressman Mike Simpson spoke in favor of restoring life-saving provisions in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-Ed) Bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022.

This heatwave we are experiencing showed me that animals like to have fun, just like we do. Some things I saw were almost human-like.

After living and raising our family in Rigby for 43-years, it’s time to say “good-bye” to this fine community.

As a lifelong farmer and the chairman of the Idaho Water Resource Board, it’s been amazing to watch our state’s potential 2021 water supplies diminish from what was shaping up to be a comparatively decent winter with near-average snowpack in most areas of the state to a bone-dry spring.

Stan told my young daughter and me that he was assigned to be a nurse in the army simply because he had worked on cattle. He continued with his story.

It was Sunday December sixth. That meant the next day was the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. At church I missed hearing Stan share stories with us about the war. He always did that on the Sunday closest to December seventh.

I had a good friend and colleague that passed away sometime back. I wasn’t much older than his oldest children, so he often treated me and worried about me as if I was his son. As I considered Fathers’ Day this year, I thought about him. I thought I’d share some memories I had of him, along …

ike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, reintroduced the Lower Costs, More Cures Act (LCMCA) to lower prescription drug prices, bring g…

Just how good is Idaho? Sure, it can be better, but you might ask yourself why 1000 people a day are moving into the State? It’s because of many years of common-sense legislation promoting family values, lower taxes, conservative budgets, and local control.

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senators Todd Young (R-Indiana) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida)in sending a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Linda Thomas-Greenfield asking he…

U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, today released the following statements on the Senate’s final passage of the United States Innovation and Competition Act (S.1260):

During a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Fiscal Year 2022 budget, Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) expressed concerns with a recent data leak of personal tax records at the IRS, and reiterated his longstanding concerns with big data c…

Trevor came in late, as usual, into my linear algebra class. We were about four weeks into the semester, and he always missed at least the first twenty minutes of class. Then, once he got settled into his seat, he would ask questions I had just answered.

“The recent ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline and JBS are just the latest salvos in an ongoing digital war that is putting innocent citizens in its crossfire. Just as the U.S. Intelligence Community once warned about al-Qaeda, they are now publicly sounding the alarm over the cyber cap…

Well, I am glad to see that I am not the only one that Idaho Senator Van Burtenshaw doesn't respond to. The Adams Publishing group extended an opportunity to our District 35 representatives to inform their constituents about the legislation that was passed or failed in the current legislativ…

Alex Adams, Administrator of the Idaho Division of Financial Management, shared remarkable results of Idaho’s Return to Work bonuses at a House Ways and Means Committee panel discussion in March. He cited Idaho’s unemployment rate as among the lowest in the country [at 3.2 percent in March],…

A sweet, elderly lady that goes to our church approached me after the Sunday meeting was over. Her son was helping her walk down the aisle. The son is almost seventy, so this mother was no spring chicken.

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Now that Idaho’s public higher education spring 2021 commencement ceremonies are over, as Board president, I want to congratulate the administrators, faculty, and staff at each of Idaho’s colleges and universities,and draw attention to their remarkable accomplishments since March 2020 when t…

Gary and Richard were neighbors and best friends. It also happened that each of them had had his first child born simultaneously, and both children were girls. So when those girls approached dating age, it was natural for the two men to compare notes as to how they would handle the situation.

Menan is a tiny town of about 900 people. Every year, around the 4th of July, it swells to over 20,000 people. It starts out with a breakfast and flag-raising, followed by foot races and parades. (There are more people walking in the parade than live in Menan) Baseball, three on three basket…

It’s nice to be getting back to normal life again, even though that normal still feels strange. I am still teaching most of my classes online this semester, but I do have the privilege of teaching one computer science class face-to-face. We have had to social distance and wear masks, but the…

The 2021 Legislative Session has drawn to a close — or an extended recess, at least. It was the longest legislative session in Idaho history. We thought it was important for lawmakers to give their account of that session, its highs and lows, and where they plan to go from here.

Tax filing season and Economic Impact Payment issues are the most frequent federal tax-related topics I hear about from Idahoans. Since coronavirus relief programs have resulted in extra paperwork for taxpayers this year and nearly constant updates of tax preparation systems, I called for ex…