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TWIN FALLS — Chandra Upreti translates for his friend Bal Tamang in his living room as he stumbles over a selection of words. When he’s not relaying Tamang’s message, Upreti answers questions about his own experience as a refugee.

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At 15, Bal Tamang fled his birth country of Bhutan. For the next 20 years he lived in a refugee camp in Nepal. Each day was a struggle to survive, and each year he felt more and more hopeless about never leaving the camp he called home. In 2010, after five years of immigration interviews, Ta…

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BURLEY — Sixty-two-year-old Jose Medina has lived, worked and paid taxes for more than four decades in the United States after leaving a poverty-stricken village in the Mexican state of Michoacán south of Aguililla, where he grew up working from dawn to dusk on his family’s small farm and at…

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BOISE — While health care and education dominated the headlines and social media debates, lawmakers in south-central Idaho and elsewhere were busy passing hundreds of other bills on a wide range of issues. Here are some bills from Magic Valley lawmakers that passed this session — and some th…

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TWIN FALLS — While those who find resettlement through the College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center all bear the same refugee label, the countries and cultures they come from are vastly different. In this eight-part series, the Times-News will be exploring the largest refugee populations t…

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While those who find resettlement through the CSI Refugee Center all bear the same refugee label, the countries and cultures they come from are vastly different. In this eight-part series, the Times-News will be exploring the largest refugee populations that have relocated to the Magic Valle…

BOISE — While the debate over adding anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Idahoans has persisted for years, a court case involving a transgender Idaho inmate last year raised other questions about the rights of transgender people in Idaho. Read more

Cole Kraut talks about his experience living as a transgender man in the Magic Valley. His story, along with other transgender voices of Twin Falls, will be online at Magicvalley.com or in the Times-News on Apr. 7. (Video by Pat Sutphin, Times-News) Read more

Magic Valley psychics continue to practice despite stigmas of skepticism and fraud. For professionals in the industry, the field is about healing. With scientific fields emerging that focus specifically on the study of psychics, will facts ever confirm what many believe to be fiction? Watch … Read more

Paranormal Investigators in the Magic Valley strive for a legitimization of their field in the eyes of the public. With a scientific approach to ghost hunting, will proof ever be found? Watch for the story online at Magicvalley.com or in the Times-News on Mar. 24th. (Video by Pat Sutphin, Ti… Read more

Watch for reporter Laurie Welch's story on apprenticeships in Idaho online at Magicvalley.com March 7 and in print March 10. (Video by Drew Nash, Times-News) Read more

A shortage of specialty physicians in the Magic Valley has left patients without the ability to see the doctors they need. Watch for the story online at Magicvalley.com or in the Times-News on Feb. 24th. (Video by Pat Sutphin, Times-News) Read more

Airbnbs are the in-between for guests looking for more than a hotel but less than a bed and breakfast. The Times-News explores a few here in the Magic Valley and dives into what makes them and the people that run them tick.  Read more

TWIN FALLS — Not everyone is comfortable with the idea of staying overnight at a stranger’s home. And not everyone would invite a stranger over. Read more

TWIN FALLS — Kathy Jones didn’t always practice yoga. But she is certain she always will. Almost two decades ago, she launched wholeheartedly into the practice, one that has transformed her from the inside out. A personal banker by day and dedicated yogi by night, the yogic lifestyle drives … Read more

Yoga instructor Kathy Jones, who has been practicing since 1995, summarizes yoga in this short video. Look for the story online at Magicvalley.com Thursday, Feb. 7, and in the Times-News Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Video by Drew Nash, Times-News) Read more

Yoga instructor Kathy Jones, who has been practicing since 1995, summarizes yoga in this short video. Look for the story online at Magicvalley.com Thursday, Feb. 7, and in the Times-News Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Video by Drew Nash, Times-News) Read more

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