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Speakers at Sun Valley conference urge hands-on approach to preventing bullying

SUN VALLEY — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden challenged several hundred teachers, prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement officers to stand up for students against bullying and other injustices Friday afternoon in Sun Valley.

Avery receives Outstanding Technology Leader award

JEROME — Janet Avery, curriculum director for the Jerome School District, has been honored with the Northwest Council for Computer Education 2018 Outstanding Technology Leader of the Year award. At the closing session of the NCCE conference, Avery was presented with a $500 check from Troxell Communications for her 23-year career as a teacher, curriculum director, administrator and technology director.

#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…

Woman whose husband was killed in London terror attack grew up in Boise

Boisean Bobbi Bullock didn’t realize that a dear friend of hers, Melissa “Missy” Cochran, was a victim in a London terror attack until her brother called her early Thursday morning.

Chobani joins businesses opposed to Trump’s travel ban

TWIN FALLS — Chobani is one of more than 90 companies that have filed to back lawsuits fighting President Donald Trump’s executive orders on refugees and Muslims. The Greek yogurt company has about 1,000 employees in Twin Falls, including 300…

Agencies plead: Keep away from deer, elk herds

HAILEY — Yes, it’s tempting to get a closer photo of all those deer and elk.