With salmon numbers plummeting, solution begins with dialogue — even at the coffee table

Retired outfitter Jerry Myers invited farmers who depend on the Snake River to get their wheat to market to come to his home in Salmon to see how the loss of steelhead blocked by the river’s dams is hurting his community.

Idaho AG supports religious protections for health workers

BOISE — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has signed a letter supporting President Donald Trump’s effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures.

Education department seeks partners for summer food service

BOISE — The Child Nutrition Division of the Idaho State Department of Education is seeking partners for this year’s Summer Food Service Program, which provides free meals and snacks during the summer months to children ages one-18 who live in low-income areas.

Grants available for Idaho after-school programs

BOISE — The State Department of Education will award about $1.5 million for five-year grants to operate after-school programs across Idaho starting in the 2018-2019 school year. Local educational agencies, community-based organizations, tribal organizations and other public and private organizations are eligible to apply for the funds. Grant applications are due by Jan. 26.

#ChicagoGirl: Building bridges between the US and the Middle East

TWIN FALLS — Alaa Basatneh was a 19-year-old freshman at Northeastern Illinois University in March 2011 when she heard about several students in Syria being imprisoned and tortured — one was skinned — by the Syrian regime, for painting anti-regime…

Marijuana in Idaho: Could legalization of marijuana be in Idaho’s future?

Attempts in Idaho to get ballot initiatives to liberalize marijuana laws, which have worked in many states to legalize both medical and recreational marijuana, have so far fizzled out