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Facing hardship through COVID-19

Sujata Gandhi, Reporter

May 1, 2020

 Many people, including New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, have said that COVID-19 has been bringing together people as equals, that is doesn’t discriminate. Then why are certain groups more frequently hospitalized, more likely to die? What about people who were already facing hardship before th...

Most Americans just received $1200 from the federal government. What now?

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

April 24, 2020

Millions of Americans awoke in mid-April to see a $1200+ deposit into their account from the federal government. This is a part of the $2 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) Act recently signed into law last month. This bill was passed in an effort to stimulate the econ...

Where Are The Children, Daybell!

Where Are The Children, Daybell!

Diamond Garcia-Alvarez, Reporter/Social Media Editor

April 21, 2020

Last Updated: Apr. 21, 2020 Picture of Mrs. Tauna Fisher wearing a hoodie that says "WHERE ARE THE KIDS?" Credit to Mrs. Fisher for this photo. Lori V. Daybell is being held in the Madison County Jail on a $1 million bail. Her charges consist of two counts of Felony Child Abandonment, Misdemeanor Res...

Lynching declared a federal hate crime

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

April 7, 2020

In 1955, 14 year old Emmett Till was brutally kidnapped, beaten, and murdered in a hate crime involving false accusations. Now 65 years later in 2020, America has given acknowledgement to it’s shameful past. On February 26th, the House passed a historic bill declaring lynching a federal hate crime. ...

Trump Acquitted

Bianca Fairchild, Editor In Chief

February 26, 2020

KNOW  The Impeachment Inquiry that questioned the integrity of President Donald Trump began on Sept. 24, 2019. On Feb. 5, Trump was acquitted on all charges in the trial, including obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. Senators and House Representatives found themselves at a crossroads, attempting to...

IF Recreation Center Out Of Space

Morrison Jones-Thiede, Reporter/Page Editor

January 29, 2020

An unfortunate dilemma has occurred at the Idaho Falls Rec Center: they have ran out of space for all the teams that would usually use the area. There are 27 high school level teams, and local teams are given priority; however there just wasn’t enough room for all the teams this year. So now there a...

Assassinations, Sanctions Between Two Nations

Nic Sloan, Co-Editor

January 29, 2020

KNOW Panic has swept through the nation as conflicts between the USA and Iran are suddenly on the rise. On Jan. 2, 2020, President Donald Trump authorized a precision drone strike on top Iranian commander, Qasem Soleimani. The strike ultimately ended up being effective, killing Soleimani. According to...

Local Communities Raise Awareness For AIDS

Morrison Jones-Thiede, Reporter/Page Editor

December 18, 2019

December 1st is World AIDS day, and to help bring awareness to AIDS and STDs, Eastern Idaho Public Health is joining up with Breaking Boundaries to offer a rapid testing for  HIV and STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. They are going to be doing the free testing at the Health Center here in to...

Human Trafficking: the Modern-day Slavery

Kate Santoyo, Reporter

December 18, 2019

  Efforts to stop human trafficking throughout Idaho and beyond hope to put an end to the heinous practice.   The USA is known for the land of the free. Yet, 300,000 people in the US have their freedom taken away from them every day. This isn't just a number; each person has a life ju...

Helping hands meet at the Humanitarian center

Helping hands meet at the Humanitarian center

Lesley Moreno, Reporter

December 18, 2019

The Idaho Falls Humanitarian Center, located at 1415 Northgate Mile, seeks to alleviate suffering both locally and around the world. The center is a place where families and friends go to volunteer and donate. Some of the things they make to donate are handmade quilts, newborn quilts, newborn kits, m...

OK, Boomer

OK, Boomer

Bianca Fairchild, Editor In Chief

November 22, 2019

Conflict between older and younger generations has been a constant problem for decades, but in recent years, tensions between Millennials and Baby Boomers have led to turmoil for everyone involved, and now Gen Z. While Baby Boomers have called younger generations “snowflakes” as a way to personify the incre...

Teen Inventions

TayLee Sanders, Reporter/Writer

November 19, 2019

 Teen invention may save lives By Taylee Sanders   Most freshmen do not have a license to drive, but that does not prevent them from saving lives. Fourteen-year-old Alaina Gessler designed a solution to eliminate a car’s blind spot. She utilizes a camera and a mini-projector to show the driver what ...

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