Late school buses worry parents

For some families, busing woes have marred the start of the school year in the West Ada School District. At times, calls from concerned parents have jammed phone lines at the transportation office, now run by Cascade Student Transportation.

GO FIVE

From the food we eat to the makeup we put on our faces, sometimes it feels nice to get a little closer to nature with ingredients that we can actually pronounce. Here are five places in Meridian to find natural

In Meridian this week: social media safety, school election

My stomach felt sick this week while reading the news about a 35-year-old Nampa man who allegedly tried to use Facebook to lure a 13-year-old Meridian girl to have sex with him. Thankfully, what he didn’t know is that at some point on the other side of the computer, detectives stepped in, pretending to be the girl until they could catch the suspect at his proposed meeting spot — a Meridian park, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

Idaho could use more casinos

We moved here from not California. Have been here eight years; pretty much enjoy it. One thing we really would like to see built is a casino. When we tell people they roll their eyes and say there’s Jackpot. Yes. We have gone many times and noticed most plates down there are 1A. We are baby boomers. Not rich; middle income. We make day trips to Jackpot because we have several pets. The older we get, the harder the drive is and we see many crosses on the roadside. Perhaps part of it is Mountain Home Air Force Base. Wish we could be a little more progressive. We could use a little bells, whistles, flashing lights! Husband thought Horseshoe Bend would be perfect. I’m open to anywhere within a 90-minute drive that doesn’t involve twisty roads. If money is an issue, sell shares for $50 each. We’d buy 10. Build it and they will come. Those against it, don’t go. Start small. Quality is important. Have a buffet. It would bring jobs, revenue, entertainment … oh my! Adequate policing. I don’t think we’d become a hotbed of crime. Please, some developer or tribe, think about it?

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