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School district will investigate teacher’s no-fail policy for trying “really hard”

August 26, 2015 Dustin Hurst

A Middleton Middle School teacher promised to pass students that try "really hard." The Middleton School District will investigate a middle school teacher’s promise to pass all students meeting certain guidelines, even if the pupils fail course material. Mike Friend, Middleton’s assistant superintendent and personnel director,…

Opinion: Small and unconnected businesses deserve low taxes, too

August 21, 2015 Wayne Hoffman

Amy's Kitchen won Idaho's tax break lottery last year. If special incentives designed to lower a company’s tax burden are so important—so critical to luring business to the Idaho—why is it that only a select few certain big businesses can get them? The state Department of…

Farmer, author of viral post, blasts federal government over Soda Fire

August 19, 2015 Dustin Hurst

A BLM photo reveals the devastation brought by the Soda Fire. The author of a viral Facebook post criticizing the federal government for its land management practices blasted the Bureau of Land Management in an interview Tuesday. Alan Davis, owner and operator of Greybell Farms…

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