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Tonight, 12 candidates will take the fourth Democratic debate stage in Westerville, Ohio. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will be there, despite considering a boycott of the event.

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PHOTO: A new project in the Coeur d’Alene area will help families with children make healthier food choices, with nutrition training, recipes, and groceries to prepare the recipes. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - New Year's resolutions often focus on food - usually making "healthier food choices." Those choices can be tough when families have limited food budgets, so a new project in the Coeur d'Alene area will help families with children discover ways to focus on nutrition and taste w

PHOTO: More than 250 people from around the Gem State are expected to attend the Idaho Summit on Hunger and Food Security on October 28th. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

BOISE, Idaho - More than 250 people from around the Gem State are coming together to tackle hunger and food security in Idaho, as they attend the Nourishing Idaho Together conference next month to collaborate on food solutions utilizing public-private partnerships. One of those due to attend the co

PHOTO: Not much to smile about? A new report shows Idaho has fallen to nearly last in the country on several economic indicators, making it tough for families to get ahead. Photo credit: National Agricultural Library

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho might be described as a 'hot mess,' in a new report from the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy. It finds per-capita income has fallen to almost last in the nation. Center director Lauren Necochea says this has happened over 15 years, and within that time frame, money has also disap

PHOTO: A new report recommends that Idaho improve connections between local food markets and low-income consumers. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho needs to do more to improve food security. That's the assessment of a new report from the McClure Center for Public Policy Research that looks at who is impacted by a lack of a steady supply of nutritious food and where they live. In general, children and older residents are mo

PHOTO: Idaho is one of the top states for reaching low-income kids with nutritious summer meals. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho is one of the top states in the nation for serving nutritious meals to children who need them during the summer. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) shows the number of Idaho children reached last summer was up almost 5 percent. More than 21,00

PHOTO: About one-third of schools in Idaho have a new option for lunch. They can offer lunch and breakfast to all students free of charge, if they are 'high-poverty schools.' Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

BOISE, Idaho - Many schools in Idaho have a new option for lunch. They can offer lunch and breakfast to all students free of charge - if they are high-poverty schools. Colleen Fillmore, director of the state Education Department's Child Nutrition program, said the so-called Community Eligibility Pr

PHOTO: The Governor has proclaimed today

BOISE, Idaho - EITC are the initials of note at the Idaho State Capitol today for Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, as proclaimed by Gov. Butch Otter. State Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, will share details about how the federal credit helps working Idaho families and the sta

PHOTO: The Gem State is ranked 16th in today's School Breakfast Scorecard from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). And the Boise School District is ranked first among 63 districts studied. Photo courtesy USDA.

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho is doing a better job than most of the nation when it comes to getting a nutritious breakfast into the hands of low-income students, according to the School Breakfast Scorecard released today by the Food Research and Action Center. The state is ranked 16th, and the Boise School

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