Hundreds of students at Nampa High gathered Wednesday, March 14 to remember the 17 students who were killed in Parkland, Florida. One group of students was there to promote gun reform; the other to support Second Amendment rights.
In an unusual collaboration, Eagle High students and Treasure Valley Hospice team up on a documentary exploring how to talk about death. The documentary will been shown at the Sun Valley Film Festival. This is their one-minute trailer.
Broadcasting students at Eagle High School produced a documentary called "The Teal Chair" that has been accepted into the student category at this year's Sun Valley Film Festival in March. The team produced the video in cooperation with Treasure Valley Hospice to discuss end-of-life decisions, death, and the best way to spend ones remaining days.
The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey now has a harpy eagle. He's one of only three in the country trained to land on a glove — with his talons the size of a grizzly bear claw. Not only will Boiseans get to meet him, they'll also get to name him.
Four of West Ada School District's five high schools are over capacity. The district is asking voters to approve a $95 million bond March 13 to build a $60 million high school near Ustick Road to ease overcrowding, among other facilities projects.
The West Ada School district is proposing a $95 million bond and a $14 million school levy for the March 13 ballot. The bond, which would help the district build new schools and remodel old ones, requires a super majority of 66.6 percent to pass. The levy, which helps with the district's operations costs and would help fund teaching positions lost during the recession, needs a simple majority of 50 percent plus one vote to pass.
The Knox County Humane Society No Kill Animal Shelter in Galesburg, Illinois received donated old chairs to give to their shelter pets. The shelter said their pets give 'many licks and purrs of thanks'.
The widow of billionaire J.R. Simplot is helping fund a study that could assess whether there is enough need in the community for a midsize theater that could be used by Opera Idaho and other organizations. The study is scheduled to be finished by June.
A woman accused of trying to open an aircraft door while the plane was en route from San Francisco to Boise on Monday morning was detained by police at the Boise Airport gate — and turned over to the custody of state health official.
Boise’s Maddie Zahm auditioned for “American Idol." It’s been her dream since she was a kid having “American Idol” birthday parties. But even more than that, the audition was a milestone in believing in herself.
Fidel Nshombo returned to Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time in 20 years. He took with him good wishes as well as donations from his Boise friends. After his visit, Nshombo is determined to find ways to help the Bukavu community, which includes plans to build a new school.
Boise's Highlands Elementary was built in 1961 on Bogus Basin Road. The Boise School District says it is overdue to be replaced and hopes to build a new building, but is taking into consideration that some want to renovate the existing structure.