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Guest Blog – Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb & Rep. Janie Ward-Engelking – A Big Step for Early Childhood Education in Idaho

Guest Blog – Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb & Rep. Janie Ward-Engelking – A Big Step for Early Childhood Education in Idaho

Great news for Idaho parents and students regarding Early Childhood Education. Thanks to the successful collaboration of a bi-partisan committee of stakeholders convened over the summer and the support of Governor Brad Little, Idaho is the recipient of a $3.3 million Federal Preschool Development Grant. After attending an early education learning summit through Hunt Institute,…MORE

Guest Blog – Rep. Sally Toone and Rep. Muffy Davis – The Legislature is Leaving Idaho Children Behind

Guest Blog – Rep. Sally Toone and Rep. Muffy Davis – The Legislature is Leaving Idaho Children Behind

  The Legislature is Leaving Idaho Children Behind  Representative Muffy Davis/(D-Hailey) and Representative Sally Toone/(D-Gooding)   Idaho’s children are the state’s most valuable asset. The future of our state will be defined by the successes and failures of our youth. The legislature can set up obstacles or ease the path for Idaho children. Your representatives…MORE

Rush Shares His Cancer Diagnosis

Rush Shares His Cancer Diagnosis

Ladies and gentlemen, this… This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory for me because I’ve known this moment was coming in the program today. Now, I’m sure that you all know by now, I really don’t like talking about myself, and I don’t like making things about me other…MORE

Guest Blog – District 19 Representative Lauren Necochea – Property Tax Solutions

Guest Blog – District 19 Representative Lauren Necochea – Property Tax Solutions

  Idahoans deserve real solutions for property taxes Representative Lauren Necochea/(D-Boise) Idahoans rely on effective local governments. First responders and law enforcement keep our communities healthy and safe. Adequate roads allow residents to arrive at their destinations without harm. Libraries provide opportunities for enrichment and job training. And our courts protect our constitutional right to…MORE

Worthington: Daybell story among craziest I’ve ever covered

Worthington: Daybell story among craziest I’ve ever covered

  Worthington: Daybell/Vallow story among craziest I’ve ever covered By Rick Worthington 1/30/2020 I’ve covered some pretty strange cases in my time doing news. The Daybell/Vallow story ranks right up there with the most wild things I’ve ever tried to cover – let alone try to explain to people. Look, I’ve covered some big stories.…MORE

Coach Harsin: Just worry about the things that matter

Coach Harsin: Just worry about the things that matter

Coach Harsin: Just worry about the things that matter By Rick Worthington   The Mountain West made a sweetheart deal with Boise State a number of years ago when the Broncos agreed to stay in the MWC.  The deal was this:  Boise State could negotiate the TV rights to it’s home football games and keep the…MORE

Guest Blog-District 18-Representative Ilana Rubel-Clean Slate

Guest Blog-District 18-Representative Ilana Rubel-Clean Slate

Idahoans Deserve a Second Chance Representative Ilana Rubel/(D-Boise) and Senator Dave Lent/(R-Idaho Falls) Our criminal justice system is intended to ensure there is an appropriate penalty associated with crime. We refer to this as paying one’s debt to society. However, under some of Idaho’s current laws, the payment never seems to stop. Our courts assign…MORE

Guest Blog – District 8 Representative Dorothy Moon – Common Core

Guest Blog – District 8 Representative Dorothy Moon – Common Core

Idahoans won’t be ignored about Common Core Common Core is exactly what we thought it was. Try telling that to the Idaho State Board of Education, though. The board’s members won’t hear you . Idaho adopted Common Core standards earlier this decade in hopes that the latest federal education package would solve what ails Idaho…MORE

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Blogs

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

  Racism is more common than you think 6/4/20   By: Rick Worthington I guess this is as good a time as any to admit, the #BLM rallies in Idaho and the rioting in other areas has me thinking more about racism than I have in years. Let us speak honestly. Racism exists, and it is…

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early 5/13/20 By Rick Worthington I’m not one to rebel or clash against the government. I believe in the rule of law, and abide by the law as best I can…for the most part. Yes, I’ve had a speeding ticket in my lifetime. I mean, I’ve…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4 By Rick Worthington 4/8/20 The Worthington family continues to practice social distancing, as we have for a month now! I think at this point, we are all going a little crazy, and I don’t just mean my family. I miss people I don’t normally miss! Anybody else? As…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 3

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 3

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine Week 3 By Rick Worthington 4/3/20 It’s no longer a “Self Quarantine!” Just to recap – my family and I began to “self quarantine” on March 13th. Today is April 3rd, and so much has happened in the last 3 weeks. I’ll start with some personal stuff. (also something I…