University of Idaho Launching Online MPA Program

The Department of Politics and Philosophy at the University of Idaho offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree for students interested in careers in the governance and management of local governments and communities. Students can expect to leave the program with intellectual and analytical skills, and the practical experience needed to enhance their ability …

UI Study Shows Growing Hispanic population contributes to K-12 enrollment growth and labor supply

MOSCOW, Idaho — June 1, 2016 —Hispanics make up 18 percent of Idaho’s K-12 school population – but accounted for 42 percent of enrollment growth in the last five years, according to a University of Idaho study. The Hispanic population is not increasing due to recent immigration, however.  Immigrants who came to the U.S. since …

County commissioner happy to return money to Legislature

Bonneville County Commissioner Roger Christensen is back in town this week after a visit to the Legislature where he did something almost unheard of. Instead of asking legislators for money, Christensen gave them back $29 million dollars from the Catastrophic Health Care Fund. Read more at localnews8.com.

ACLU appeals dismissal of public defense lawsuit

The ACLU of Idaho has filed a notice of appeal in its lawsuit charging that Idaho’s public defense system is constitutionally deficient, after a judge last Friday dismissed the case. Click to read more from Eye on Boise.

Boundaries redrawn between Boise and Ada counties

Commissioners for Boise and Ada counties met in Idaho City Tuesday to finalize a 12-year process that more clearly shows most of the official boundary line between the two counties. Click to view more from ktvb.com.

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