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TWIN FALLS — Located along the Eastern edge of the Himalayas, Bhutan’s beauty is so widely renowned that outsiders are willing to pay $250 a day to visit.
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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…
Since 1949, the U.S. has observed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Now in its 70th year, awareness has increased, but so has the rate of individuals with mental health diagnoses and issues on record.
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…
RUPERT — Forty-five years after Jose Medina, of Rupert, came to the U.S. hoping for advancement opportunities, he enrolled in the College of Southern Idaho’s first citizenship class.
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…
BOISE — Rep. Laurie Lickley is quick to name the proudest accomplishment of her first Legislative session: not arriving at the statehouse with any bills.
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…
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
In Sylvia Jensen’s living room, Geneva Monkress taps in to the other side. 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
In a dark corner of an upstairs bathroom, Jake Hess adjusted the knob of his radio and searched for a station with the right amount of white noise. Read more
In the 1860s, an American photographer by the name of William Mumler discovered a technique that sparked both curiosity and disgust in the public eye. 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
As society becomes more mechanized, so too do industries such as agriculture. While resident dairy cows may not notice the changes — and perhaps might even be more comfortable with the regularity of robotic milking and the luxury of water beds — farmers might take longer to adjust to the new… Read more
BURLEY — Companies across the Magic Valley and the state are hoping to find some relief from labor shortages by expanding apprenticeship programs. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Twin Falls resident Kathy Williams was worried as she watched her husband, Dave, struggle with symptoms last year similar to Parkinson’s disease — including shaking and balance problems — so she contacted their primary care physician. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Carol Wiley Malone smiles when guests compare their stay to being at “grandma and grandpa’s.” Read more
FILER — “Mary Anne’s Place” is small and quaint, but the experience it offers is one-of-a-kind. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Necessity drove Jocelynn Smith to rent out her spare room to people who were passing through. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Magic Valley residents are lining their pockets and opening their homes to people from all around the world. Read more
A look at the Airbnb industry in the area. Watch for the story online at Magicvalley.com or in the Times-News on Feb. 17th. (Video by Pat Sutphin, Times-News) 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
TWIN FALLS — A few Magic Valley dancers and their instructors shared their thoughts about their art in a Q&A with the Times-News: Read more
Instructors say there’s never been a better time to become a dancer. Read more