A modified bill directing $72 million for early literacy initiatives cleared the House on Monday, bringing the state closer to expanding full-day kindergarten options. Efforts to redirect some of a record state budget surplus into full-day kindergarten have resulted in a labyrinth of rival ideas, cross-rotunda talks, and problems to establish a compromise. As the 2022 congressional session approaches its conclusion, Monday's development represents substantial progress toward enacting a plan.
An 8-year-old's hope to share his original book with others has led to a 55-person waitlist at an Idaho library.
Major legislation to bring school districts employees’ health care coverage up to the same standard as that of state employees passed the Idaho House Monday on a 55-14 vote, after an hour of overwhelmingly positive debate.
A librarian and artist, Sharalee Armitage Howard, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, charmed the Internet with her repurposing of a 110-year-old tree, transforming it into a little free library.