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MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016


Many Nampa teachers quitting 

As teacher contract negotiations continue in the Nampa School District, Idaho Education News reports that nearly 100 teachers and community members participated in an hour-long tailgate party before last night’s school board meeting, designed to welcome new board members and urge the district to focus...

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FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013

IFF: Don't Mess With Statist Lottery 

Philip Allaire had a really great idea. Using his skills as a businessman, Allaire posed a plan to help the Nampa School District escape from a $5 million deficit. He created a nonprofit, Enriching Endowments, proposed selling raffle tickets for homes he purchased and would...

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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Nampa's Melting Down, Who's Next? 

Any Idaho school district teetering toward financial distress is a concern for all. But what happens in Nampa -- Idaho's third-largest school system - has the potential of swamping the rest of the state. That district is undergoing wave after wave of seemingly intractable maladies....

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MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012

Nampa Pulls Book With 'Pornography' 13 

A novel one Nampa parent said had “an immense amount of pornography” has been removed from a sophomore English class at the school. Nampa School Board Chairman Scott Kido said he received 15 emails Sunday night complaining about the book “Like Water for Chocolate” by...

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FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

Caldwell Billboard Links Obama, Killer 

"Offensive." "Abhorrent." "Pathetic." Words like that are being used to describe a billboard in Caldwell, Idaho, that compares President Barack Obama — unfavorably — to James Eagan Holmes, the suspect in the shooting deaths of 12 people in a Colorado movie theater last week. The...

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God & Countryfest Attracts Crowd 

The ability to choose a religion and worship freely is one of the reasons attendees of the God and Country Festival said they are proud to be American. The God and Country Festival, an annual event that promotes the Christian faith and pride in country,...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012

Nampa Solon Targets Urban Renewal 

While other lawmakers are running legislation to put limits on urban renewal agencies, one lawmaker wants to pass a law completely removing authorization for them. Rep. Robert Schaefer, R-Nampa, introduced a bill Thursday in the House Local Government Committee that would entirely repeal Idaho’s urban...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2011

Nampa Expands Dress Code 

In past years, some students would show up for the first day at Syringa Middle School in Caldwell sporting new clothes: a Justin Bieber T-shirt, maybe, or a shiny skirt from Forever 21. Others might wear faded sweatpants or ratty shorts, while a few might...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011

Nampa Mayor Rips Anti-URA Bills 

Nampa Mayor Tom Dale, pictured, Wednesday sharply criticized Idaho lawmakers for trying to limit the work of city urban renewal agencies with new legislation. Dale said lawmakers have a “disconnect” with city officials and city residents about urban renewal. He also said legislators lack trust...

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10,000+ Attend God & Country Event 

Allissa Fisher and her husband Nathan of Greenleaf, Idaho, move to the music at the God and Country festival at the Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa, Idaho, on Wednesday. Idaho Press-Tribune story here. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Joe Jaszewski) Question: Are you surprised that an...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.