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Ada County signs emergency declaration, Meridian moves sand bag location Boise River Ada County Commission Chairman Dave Case signed a Flood Disaster Emergency Declaration this week on behalf of the board because of potential flood issues in the county. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: less than a minute
Meridian Library to offer bicycle rentals in new Book-A-Bike program unBound summer exterior Starting in mid-April, a fleet of new bicycles for all ages will await riders outside the Meridian Library District's unBound branch. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: less than a minute
Idaho lawmakers adjourn 2017 regular session Idaho Senate (copy) BOISE, Idaho — Idaho lawmakers closed out the 2017 legislative session on Wednesday, finishing the year by passing a contentious repeal of the state’s 6 percent sales tax on groceries while also clearing a massive transportation funding plan. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: less than a minute
Groundbreaking for Hillsdale Park is April 7 Hillsdale Park groundbreaking The city of Meridian will hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week for its new park next to Hillsdale Elementary and the future YMCA. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: less than a minute
Affordable housing waiting lists are yearslong in Ada County Holly Beech If you read my column four weeks ago, you know that I underwent the arduous adventure of apartment hunting this month. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: less than a minute
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This weeks top sports

Ex-Mountain View star Slocum looks to continue historic season at NCAA Tournament Maryland Ohio St Basketball Even with two 6-foot senior All-Americans Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones, 5-foot-7 Maryland freshman guard and former Mountain View High School basketball star Destiny Slocum is arguably the biggest standout for one of the nation’s best women’s college basketball teams. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: 5.0 minutes
Ex-Mountain View star Slocum looks to continue historic season at NCAA Tournament Maryland Ohio St Basketball Even with two 6-foot senior All-Americans Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones, 5-foot, 7-inch Maryland freshman guard and former Mountain View girls basketball star Destiny Slocum is arguably the biggest standout for one of the nation’s best women’s college basketball teams. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: 5.0 minutes
Rocky Mountain wins 1st state championship in program history Rocky Mountain vs Centennial Basketball NAMPA — When a 6-foot, 10-inch 260-pound man admits he can’t stop smiling, you know something really exhilarating must have happened. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: 2.9 minutes
Seniors’ friendship leads Rocky Mountain boys basketball to historic season Rocky Mountain Basketball Feature MERIDIAN — During a recent practice, Kobe Terashima, Kolby Lee and Jacob Erickson argued about which one of them was the better bowler. Each one claimed they were the best. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: 5.2 minutes
Boise Basin to host Special Olympics regional Winter Games Bogus Basin Five Special Olympic teams will compete in downhill skiing and snowboarding events toay at the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area for the 2017 Southwest Regional Winter Games. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: less than a minute

This weeks top education news

Meridian junior would be first Idahoan since Frank Church to win national Oratorical Contest Lochlan Frederick Lochlan Frederick's speeches about the U.S. Constitution could win him more than $18,000 toward college. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: less than a minute
West Ada trustees Smylie, Klopfenstein to run in May Steve Smylie West Ada School District trustees Ed Klopfenstein and Steve Smylie have both filed to run for election on May 16, according to the Ada County Elections Office. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: less than a minute
West Ada students almost double concurrent credits earned Renaissance associate's degree graduates West Ada School District students almost doubled the number of concurrent credits they earned this school year compared to last year. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: less than a minute
West Ada renews Superintendent Ranells' contract with pay raise West Ada District Service Center The West Ada School District board of trustees unanimously renewed Superintendent Mary Ann Ranells’ contract for another year, effective July 1. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: less than a minute
Voters pass West Ada plant facility levy for 5th decade in a row March 2017 West Ada levy results Voters renewed the West Ada School District’s 10-year plant facility levy on Tuesday by 63 percent of the vote. The levy needed 60 percent to pass. Read more · Estimated Reading Time: 4.4 minutes
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