"Why can't they do this roadwork at night?!" It’s quite possible you or someone you know has uttered these words in frustration when faced with construction and traffic disruptions. With unprecedented growth comes growing pains, and our road systems in Idaho are no exception. Local highway jurisdictions statewide are responding to the need by building and repairing more roadways than ever before.
Idahoans work hard to ensure safe and secure elections occur at the state level, the county level, and the precinct level. With the Idaho Primary Election scheduled for May 17th, let’s take a quick look at the responsibilities and duties from the state level to the county level regarding elections. The Idaho Legislature writes laws determining how to oversee and administer elections in Idaho.
Idaho is currently in election season, so it’s a prime time to take an in-depth look at why local elections are so important and how they impact communities. Elections don't get much closer to home than the election to your school board, so we’ve compiled six reasons you should care about and participate in your local school board elections.
Primary elections can be confusing, especially if you have not voted in a primary election for a while or perhaps you are voting in the Idaho primary election for the first time. In Idaho, political parties use primaries to select a slate of candidates to run for office during the general election. With the primary election coming up on Tuesday, May 17th, now is a great time to clear up some of the misconceptions about primary elections in Idaho.
Providing school transportation has been a requirement of public schools since the 1940s. But after being rattled by the pandemic, schools across the country are struggling to staff local school bus drivers. Idaho is no different. Staffing shortages in Idaho, like other states, have had a ripple effect on schools, students, and their families, sometimes forcing school closures or drastic changes in operation. In at least nine states in the U.S., they requested assistance from the National Guard.