Report: Idaho Falls Events Center is feasible

An illustration depiction of the Idaho Falls Events Center. The center is anticipated to cost $54 million and have about 5,000 seats. courtesy the Idaho Falls Events Center

The Idaho Falls Auditorium District feasibility study draft presentation from Convention Sports & Leisure International of Minneapolis suggested that the Idaho Falls Events Center will be feasible.

Report eyes Gem State’s low education attainment

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A new report from Voices for Utah Children, a policy analysis group that has produced a series of comparisons between the Beehive State and other states, points to a stark gap in productivity between Idaho and its southern neighbor. Presenting the new report Tuesday, they reported that the likely driver is lower educational attainment among Idaho workers.

As I.F. population grows, so does crime

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson speaks to members of the media during a March 9 press conference covering the officer-involved shooting of Jan. 23. As the city of Idaho Falls grows it also is seeing an increase in crime. John Roark / jroark@postregister.com

Idaho Falls’ population is estimated to have grown by more than 4,000 people since the last census, according to the United States Census Bureau.

Woman in critical condition a week after crash

Trisha M. McCraw, who was driving this car, was listed in critical condition on Tuesday afternoon at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello after a July 11 crash with a tractor and mower on Interstate 15. Doug Lindley / Idaho State Journal

POCATELLO — A 35-year-old Idaho Falls woman who was injured in a July 11 vehicle collision at the Interstate 86/Interstate 15 junction remains in critical condition.

Medicaid initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

Supporters gather during a rally in favor of a Medicaid expansion initiative on the steps of the state Capitol in downtown Boise on July 6. Backers of the initiative later delivered their verified petitions to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office at the close of the rally. Brian Myrick / Idaho Press

An initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho has officially qualified for the November ballot, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced on Tuesday morning.

Vanity awards target businesses

Everyone wants to be the best, especially business owners who believe they run their company better than their competition. It can be pretty flattering when these business owners receive phone calls, emails or letters telling them they’ve won an award for being the best, but not all kudos are legit. Better Business Bureau is reminding business owners to be wary of any notifications letting them know they can claim their trophy for a fee.

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