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January 26th, 2015
This week is National School Choice Week. Many activities and celebration are scheduled in Idaho from Monday through Saturday.
Today, 100 individualsâ€”both students and chaperonesâ€”will attend a rally in Boise for Capitol Day for School Choice.
"We are leaving at 4:15 a.m.," said Fred Ball, director of the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC). We will meet at the Basque Cultural Center at 9 a.m. to explore the center.
"After lunch, we will march to the Capitol Building where we will hear different speakers," he said.
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Steven Atwood, 53, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Some Boise State University (BSU) students from East Idaho had what will likely be a "once in a lifetime experience" - the opportunity to hear U.S.President Barack Obama speak live and in person. Just one day after his State of the Union speech, Obama spoke to a full house at the Caven-Williams Sports Complex on Wednesday afternoon.
Blackfoot native Nick Hall, 20, Â (BHS Class of 2012) who is a junior at BSU studying supply chain management and marketing said he "wouldn't have missed the opportunity to see the president" nailing a spot only 30 yards away from him.
RENO, Nev. (AP) â€” Researchers are trying to crack the mystery surrounding the discovery of a weathered, rusted Winchester rifle in the mountains of remote eastern Nevada.
The gun manufactured in 1882 was found leaning against a juniper tree on a rocky outcrop in Great Basin National Park during an archaeological survey in November.
Nichole Andler, the park's chief of interpretation, said officials may never know when the .44-40 rifle was placed there, but it's possible it could have been left undisturbed since the 1800s.
LONDON (AP) â€” It was not what Derek Nash expected to find in his 5-year-old's school bag: A bill demanding a "no-show fee" for another child's birthday party.
Nash said the bill from another parent sought 15.95 pounds ($24.00) because his son Alex had not attended the party at a ski center in Plymouth, southwest England.
Nash told the BBC on Monday he had initially accepted the party invitation, but later realized Alex was supposed to visit his grandparents that day. He said he did not have contact details to let the other family know.
Kyle Russell Pratt, 27, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 in Boise, Idaho from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. WHAT OBAMA PLANS TO PITCH DURING STATE OF UNION
The president will roll out plans for tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans in his annual address Tuesday.
2. WHO MARCHES IN ALABAMA TO HONOR MLK
Actors from the biopic 'Selma' and hundreds of others retrace the steps of activists who braved tear gas and police dogs in the 1965 fight for voting rights.
3. HOW MANY TURN OUT FOR POPE'S FINAL DAY IN PHILIPPINES