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News >  Pacific NW

Nonprofits seek relief from Idaho Attorney General Labrador’s ‘fishing expedition’

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2023

Last year, the Marsing School District applied for a federal grant to help fund summer school and preschool programs. The rural Treasure Valley district, which serves fewer than 1,000 students, received about $135,000. “It was always our interpretation that we qualified,” Marsing Superintendent Norm Stewart told the Idaho Statesman by phone. That’s why Stewart was surprised this month when the ...

News >  Idaho

U of Idaho homicides suspect had a rare neurological condition, visual snow. What is it?

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2023

The man charged with the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students has spent much of his teen and adult life consumed by a rare neurological disorder known as visual snow syndrome. “He would talk about it, like, all the time,” Thomas Arntz, a former friend of Koberger’s in high school, told the Idaho Statesman in a phone interview. “The word that comes to mind is that he was ...
News >  Pacific NW

How does Idaho count wolves? Critics say state uses ‘smoke and mirrors,’ misleads public

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2023

As a scruffy gray-and-brown wolf stood in a grassy Idaho clearing, it fixed its gaze straight ahead. Another dark wolf trotted down a muddy dirt road. A third stepped over gravelly terrain, its mouth open as it panted in the sun. Motion-triggered cameras, placed by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, snapped photos of the wild animals along trails. Later, the agency would use those photos to help determine the number of wolves residing in Idaho.
A&E >  Movies

Are you watching the Oscars on Sunday? Root for this Idahoan’s work on ‘The Whale’

UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2023

When the envelopes open at the 95th Oscars on Sunday, there will be at least one Idahoan in the audience with fingers crossed: Moscow-born-and-raised playwright turned screenwriter Samuel D. Hunter. Hunter wrote the script for the celebrated film “The Whale,” a drama about a morbidly obese man trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter, which has three nominations. The film is based on ...

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