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Live Well Idaho Falls Community Challenge

Live Well Idaho Falls Community ChallengeIDAHO FALLS — During the month of May, the community-wide Live Well Idaho Falls committee is challenging the community to cut out sugary beverages and Rehydrate in 28. Live Well Idaho Falls is an educational program featuring local experts discussing important topics to inspire and empower all of us to improve our health. The committee […]

ISU “Feed the Bengal Bus” to collect food, clothing

ISU “Feed the Bengal Bus” to collect food, clothing(Courtesy Idaho State University) POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s “Feed the Bengal Bus” program will collect food, clothing and hygiene products, and raise money for the Idaho Food Bank May 1 and May 2 when the bus is parked at different locations in Pocatello. “Feed the Bengal Bus” is sponsored by the ISU Leadership Development […]

PODCAST: New interdisciplinary degree options at BYU-Idaho

PODCAST: New interdisciplinary degree options at BYU-IdahoREXBURG — Enrolling in an interdisciplinary degree at Brigham Young University-Idaho allows students to merge two different majors or disciplines together to create one specific degree. These eight new degree provide flexibility for students and do no add additional costs to the University, because the majors are made up of classes already being taught. BYU-Idaho […]

ISU Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings present free concert Thursday

ISU Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings present free concert Thursday(Courtesy Idaho State University) POCATELLO — A free concert performed by the Idaho State-Civic Symphony’s Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. The Junior Strings, under the direction of Kathryn Chojnacki, orchestra director of School District 25, will perform “The Irish Washerwoman Trio- Traditional” by […]

What it takes to be middle class in each state

What it takes to be middle class in each state"Will Hillary Clinton fight hard enough for the middle class?" economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich asked earlier this month in the Christian Science Monitor. Reich served under former President Bill Clinton. But Reich isn't alone in his interest toward Hillary's middle-class policies. There are others who fear focusing too much on the most […]

Reading for pleasure? Buried school kids can’t fathom the concept

Reading for pleasure? Buried school kids can’t fathom the conceptMy husband and I have this conversation a lot: "Did you do hours and hours of schoolwork every night when you were a kid?" As we ask it, we watch our girls hunkered over their computers and textbooks, occasionally muttering or asking each other questions, since they're in some of the same classes. If you […]

UPDATED: Hundreds die in Nepal earthquake

UPDATED: Hundreds die in Nepal earthquakeKATHMANDU, Nepal (CNN) — More than 1,457 people are confirmed dead following a massive 7.9 earthquake magnitude earthquake that hit the Himalayan nation of Nepal around midday Saturday. Since the initial earthquake there have been at least 15 aftershocks of 4.5 magnitude and higher in the mountainous Asian nation, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. […]

LDS Apostles fighting serious medical problems

LDS Apostles fighting serious medical problemsSALT LAKE CITY – Two senior leaders with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are fighting serious medical issues. According to a church spokesman, Elder L. Tom Perry will begin radiation treatment Friday morning after being diagnosed with cancer in the thyroid gland. Perry is the second most senior apostle in terms of […]

Pocatello Street Department to work on Eldredge Road

Pocatello Street Department to work on Eldredge RoadPOCATELLO — The Pocatello Street Operations Department will be shouldering and patching Eldredge Road from Pole Line Road to the rail road tracks beginning April 27. Eldredge Road will be closed to through traffic from Pole Line Road to the rail road tracks while work is being done, according to a news release. Traffic will […]

PODCAST: Star Valley Wyoming Temple groundbreaking

PODCAST: Star Valley Wyoming Temple groundbreakingAFTON, Wyo. — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will break ground on a new temple in Afton, Wyo. Saturday. Anyone wishing to participate can attend the event. The ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m., also will be broadcast to the Afton Tabernacle and the Thayne Wyoming Stake Center and be streamed online […]

Utah sex offender stole school bus to abduct kids

Utah sex offender stole school bus to abduct kidsCASTLE DALE, UT (KSL) — A sex offender who has a prior conviction for impersonating a police officer stole a school bus and used it to try to pick up at least one child, according to the Emery County Sheriff’s Office. On Monday, a supervisor with a landscaping company hired to install sod at the […]

Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault(Deseret News Wire) When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home. What the Clerys didn’t know — until a Lehigh student broke into their […]

PODCAST: BYU-Idaho students start local Camp Kesem

PODCAST: BYU-Idaho students start local Camp KesemKETCHUM — There are many great organizations out there to help children who suffer from cancer. BYU-Idaho student Darren Gealta has started a local branch of Camp Kesem, which helps a different kind of cancer victim. An estimated 3 million children in the United States have either lost a parent to cancer or has been […]

Education enrollment: Where it’s up, and where it’s down

Education enrollment: Where it’s up, and where it’s down(Courtesy Idaho Education News) IDAHO FALLS — For Chuck Shackett, presiding over Idaho’s fastest growing school district has its ups and downs. On the plus side, there’s the excitement and the fun of opening new schools — and Bonneville School District has added six new grade schools in the past nine years. On the downside, […]

Utah man preps for 50 ironmans in 50 days

Utah man preps for 50 ironmans in 50 daysLindon, UT (KSL) — Preparing to tackle the seemingly impossible, father of five, husband and two-time Guinness world record holder 39-year-old James Lawrence says there is no stopping what he’s about to do. “I don’t plan on failing, there isn’t an option B,” Lawrence said. Given the nick name the “Iron cowboy” after wearing vibrant […]

Does an American child go missing every 90 seconds?

Does an American child go missing every 90 seconds?"Every 90 seconds" is how often some education campaigns say an American child goes missing. It's a matter of definitions and old statistics, but reality doesn't reflect what the statement calls to mind, as a report by Hannah Moore for BBC News recently demonstrated. Back in 2002, the U.S. Department of Justice published an estimate […]

Hadian downplays connection to child support bill, but acknowledges objections

Hadian downplays connection to child support bill, but acknowledges objections(Courtesy Idaho Reports) BOISE — A Washington pastor is downplaying his connection to a child support legislation being tabled by the Idaho House of Representatives, though he did discuss his concerns with the bill after a Tuesday morning presentation in Sandpoint. About 100 people, plus a handful of reporters, turned out to hear Washington pastor […]

I.F. issues guidelines for door-to-door sales

I.F. issues guidelines for door-to-door salesIDAHO FALLS — As temperatures begin to increase, so does the number of door‐to door solicitors in Idaho Falls. The Idaho Falls Police Department reminds all residents and solicitors about the guidelines set forth by city code for door‐to‐door solicitors. Anyone violating these regulations and guidelines are subject to being cited for a misdemeanor. As […]

LDS official L. Tom Perry hospitalized

LDS official L. Tom Perry hospitalizedSALT LAKE CITY — Elder L. Tom Perry is in the hospital for tests and observation following some breathing difficulties, LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said Wednesday in a news release. Elder Perry, who is 92, is the second most senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve.

Regional cooperation stressed at Mayors’ Business Day

Regional cooperation stressed at Mayors’ Business DayCourtesy BizMojo Idaho Since it started in 2009, the annual Mayors’ Business Day in Idaho Falls has gained an increasingly regional focus. Today at the Shilo Inn, four mayors — from Idaho Falls, Ammon, Shelley and Blackfoot — stressed the need for a coordinated effort toward economic development. “If we can work together, there is […]
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