P-16 preschool class Caldwell
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The Impact Of Preschool On Boise Students In Vista Neighborhood

Idaho is one of five states that doesn’t fund preschool. Most other states require their school districts to provide pre-kindergarten, or pre-K. Now education officials are reviewing the results of a test study that measures the impact of preschool in one Boise neighborhood.

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NIFC Fire Center Smoke Jumpers
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The National Interagency Fire Center, based in Boise, is playing an integral role in getting resources to Northern California to fight wildfires there that have claimed more than 20 lives.


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Last month, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disappeared into Saturn’s atmosphere in the grand finale of a 20-year mission to study the giant planet. 

Idaho Ed News

Schools chief Sherri Ybarra is making it official, formally launching her re-election bid today.

Ybarra, a Republican from Mountain Home, was elected superintendent of public instruction in 2014.

She first told Idaho Education News in a videotaped interview in December 2015 that she would seek a second term in 2018.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Images

At the same time firefighters work to control the deadly flames in Northern California, a group of western politicians are pushing for a change in how these efforts are funded.


U.S. Department of Defense

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear in court next week to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.

Rocky Barker

Removing the four lower Snake River dams could be enough to bring salmon stocks back from the brink of extinction. That’s one conclusion from reporter Rocky Barker’s series on the fish in the Idaho Statesman, which wrapped up this month.

Two and a half decades after passing one of the most sought out regulations by cyclists, Idaho is no longer the only state in the country that allows them to yield at stop signs. 

Henk Sijgers / Flickr

Capital City Development Corporation, Boise's urban renewal agency, is considering raising rates in parking structures downtown.  Both hourly and monthly rates could be going up.

Jay Peeples / Flickr

Boise School District students will start classes earlier next fall – though not as early as they might have.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

The Idaho senate has a new member. Governor Butch Otter has appointed an eastern Idaho man to fill a vacancy left by the former majority leader.


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