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Teacher pay talks play out behind the scenes

Teacher pay talks play out behind the scenes(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — With educators becoming anxious, top lawmakers said Wednesday that legislation to boost teacher pay is imminent. House Education Committee Chairman Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle, said lawmakers and education groups continue to go through negotiations and “mathematical exercises” to flesh out a plan that can enjoy widespread support. But as of […]

Rexburg man pleads guilty to investment fraud scheme

Rexburg man pleads guilty to investment fraud schemePOCATELLO — A Rexburg man admitted to defrauding and stealing some $9 million from investors in U.S. District Court Tuesday. Michael Justin Hoopes, 41, plead guilty to wire fraud and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity, according to a district court news release. In his plea agreement, Hoopes admitted that […]

Rexburg, Shelley among 10 safest Idaho cities

Rexburg, Shelley among 10 safest Idaho citiesREXBURG — Four eastern Idaho cities have been recognized as among the Gem State’s safest places to live. SafeWise, a nationwide home security company, issued a report ranking the top ten safest cities in Idaho based on statistics from the FBI’s most recent Crime Report. The rankings are based on the number of violent and […]

AMBER ALERT FOR ETHAN AND HANNA ANDERSON

AMBER ALERT FOR ETHAN AND HANNA ANDERSONAMBER ALERT: UPDATE 8/9/13 12:10pm Ada County Sheriff PIO Andrea Dearden has reported that a car matching the description related to San Diego Amber Alert was found in the River of No Return Wilderness area in Cascade, Idaho. The area is extremely remote and investigators may have to accessit with helicopter or via horseback. There […]

Hotel Rates in Idaho Falls Among Nation’s Highest

Hotel Rates in Idaho Falls Among Nation’s Highest(IDAHO FALLS) – The average cost of renting a hotel room in Idaho Falls is one of the highest in the nation.  Idaho Falls has the 10th highest rate in the nation, according to a report on Hotels.com.  Patrons pay an average $137 a night in Idaho Falls, a little over $50 less than what […]

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