Wearing a sparkly pink headband in her cropped hair, 3-year-old Eloise Lawrence ran around the park with her five siblings last week, pausing to gently pet a shy Chihuahua. Read more

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Esperansa M. Gomez of Meridian was among seven Boise State University freshman to receive the prestigious 2016 Horatio Alger Boise State Scholarship. This annual scholarship recognizes outstanding students, who, in the face of adversity, have shown admirable commitment to continuing their ed…

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A 54-year-old man died in a confrontation with two Ada County Sheriff’s deputies Thursday night, according to the sheriff's office blog. The blog states that the man, who has not yet been identified, approached the deputies holding a hand gun.

Wearing a sparkly pink headband in her cropped hair, 3-year-old Eloise Lawrence ran around the park with her five siblings last week, pausing to gently pet a shy Chihuahua.

The Meridian Chamber of Commerce is urging voters in the West Ada School District to recall school board members Tina Dean and Carol Sayles in the May 17 election.

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As the popularity of bicycling and walking grows, so do the number of bicycle and pedestrian crashes, according to a press release from the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS). However, in some communities that is not the case: crashes are going down as use goes up. H…

The city of Meridian has not received an application for the Costco that's rumored to be coming to north Meridian, but city officials did discuss other activity in that part of town at a town hall Wednesday night at The Ambrose School.

The night sky in Meridian will light up with hundreds — possibly even thousands — of glowing lanterns when The Lantern Fest comes to town.

Our readers were happy this week to learn that the Meridian Police Department has set up a “safe exchange” zone in its parking lot. Now, when you buy or sell something online, you have a secure, mutual area to meet the buyer or seller to exchange the item. There won't always be an officer in…

The 85th Idaho FFA State Leadership Conference (SLC) was held on April 6-9 at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. At this conference, FFA members from across the state are invited to compete in different Career Development Events (CDE’s) and attend leadership sessions and workshops.…

Rocky Mountain High School's Michael Slagowski is the fastest high school 800 meter runner in the country. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Adam Eschbach/IPT

Rocky Mountain High School's Michael Slagowski is the fastest high school 800 meter runner in the country. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Adam Eschbach/IPT