In addition to the high-profile topics most of the state is considering, there are a few issues legislators from the Magic Valley are hoping the 2019 Idaho Legislature will act on.
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BOISE — The makeup of the Idaho statehouse will look significantly different this year, as a new governor, new department heads and a bevy of new legislators take office.
TWIN FALLS — Health care, education and criminal justice are expected to take center stage in the state Legislature this year, with big decisions looming ahead of lawmakers on how to fund Medicaid expansion, distribute money to schools and alleviate crowding in Idaho’s jails and prisons.
TWIN FALLS — From a functional standpoint, Addison Avenue West does just what a state highway is supposed to do.
TWIN FALLS — In 1904, the narrow street that was to become Addison Avenue was nearly an afterthought.
Jim Cartisser doesn’t sleep much these days. As soon as he wakes up, there’s something on his mind. Money, family, his team, all of the day-to-day issues that have become harder to handle in the past year.
TWIN FALLS — During the last decades of the 19th century, European countries chose sides, ensuring they had allies in the event that one country attacked another and a full-fledged world war broke out.
TWIN FALLS — After giving students instructions for an assignment, Megan Greenwood took a brief moment to organize papers and supplies on her classroom countertop.
A dire teacher shortage in the Magic Valley has led many local schools to hire teachers who have alternate teacher authorizations. So what is a typical day in the life of those first-year teachers, and how do the challenges relate to what they expected. Julie Wooton-Greener's story at magicv… Read more
HAILEY — A small commercial kitchen in the Wood River Valley is hoping to stay competitive by implementing a new marketing strategy. Read more
FILER — The retail price for prime white sturgeon caviar often reaches $120 per ounce, and it takes up to 13 years to produce. Read more
RUPERT — After a half dozen years of planning in Rupert, dirt began to fly at the Rupert Square this past July. Construction crews removed grass, old fountains, crumbling concrete and diseased trees as the city’s central park was reborn. Read more
RUPERT — After years of planning an upgrade to the city’s center park, business owners, residents who voted for a bond to pay for it and people who worked on committees during the renovation planning stages talk about how they feel about the project. Read more
TWIN FALLS — The smell of fuel and brakes choke the nostrils while tires scream and engines roar. Racing season was officially here in the Magic Valley. Read more
TWIN FALLS — On the surface, Miss Africa Idaho may look like a typical pageant. Read more
TWIN FALLS — From the Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir to Lava Creek Lake, from Thousands Springs to Dierkes Lake, the Magic Valley is chock-full of opportunities for water recreation. All you have to do is look. Read more
Pat Sutphin's story takes a look at ever-changing water recreation in the Magic Valley. See the full story at magicvalley.com. Read more
On a mid-September evening, as the sun sank into the Snake River Canyon, several dozen strangers gathered at the Perrine Bridge to send a simple message. Read more
TWIN FALLS – Realtor Tami Gooding could see the indecisiveness in her client’s eyes. Read more
TWIN FALLS — A minor league baseball team. A recreation center. A better talent pool for the College of Southern Idaho. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Ten years ago, Canyon Ridge High School became Twin Falls’ rival and somewhat of a savior. Read more
TWIN FALLS – In the early 1920s, the Orpheum housed 900 seats, an orchestra pit and a stage that could host movies, vaudeville acts and stage plays. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Every week, newcomers to Twin Falls rely on crowded, rundown vans to get them to essential services. Senior citizens take taxis and buses to medical appointments. And people with disabilities or chronic illnesses rely on last-resort services to get around town. Read more
BEND — Public transportation plays a vital role in Bend, Ore., a booming city in Oregon that’s nearly doubled its population since 2000. Read more
TWIN FALLS — A powerful smell of cigarettes and food permeated the van as it rattled around Twin Falls. Read more
IDAHO FALLS — A man carrying a white cooler boarded the Blue Route bus at Idaho Falls’ aquatic center on the afternoon of July 26. Read more
JEROME — Gilbert Sanchez, wastewater superintendent with the city of Jerome, is less concerned about Environmental Protection Agency violations these days and more worried about picking up loose screws found outside his plant. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Magic Valley residents have a complicated relationship with agriculture. Read more
BURLEY — When Cliff Goicoechea bought his home in 1985, it was nestled just beyond Burley’s southwest city limits. It represented an idyllic rural lifestyle. Read more
TWIN FALLS — More than a year ago, North Canyon Medical Center contemplated the future of its Gooding hospital and how to extend its reach. Read more
TWIN FALLS — When a school district has fewer than 2,000 students, gaining several hundred within six years is a big deal. Read more
Superintendent of Kimberly schools, Luke Schroeder discusses recent growth in his school district. Read more
TWIN FALLS — Despite living in the High Desert, Magic Valley residents are rarely forced to consider their water usage. Read more
A look at how the city of Twin Falls and other cities in the state use water. Read more
TWIN FALLS COUNTY — As the population of Twin Falls County rises, small police departments surrounding the city of Twin Falls say they’re making do with the resources they have — for now. Read more
TWIN FALLS — As Twin Falls expands as a regional hub, the jail and prosecutor’s desk are overflowing with felons and felony cases. Read more