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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 ...

Operation: Varsity Blues

November 19, 2019

A criminal conspiracy that shook the nation stayed hidden for seven years. From 2011 to 2018, parents, students, and even college administrators were flying under the radar, committing criminal activities right under the nose of law enforcement.  With 51 people indicted, 33 are parents, 17 are students, and th...

The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

Bianca Fairchild, Editor In Chief

October 23, 2019

KNOW:    The issue of Donald Trump and his alleged crimes in the 2016 election starts all the way back in the nineties with the President working with Russia in his business affairs, however, the true issues that affected the election more directly began in 2014. Surprisingly though, Trump and his c...

Local Ghost Hunters teach “How To” conduct a paranormal investigation

Local Ghost Hunters teach “How To” conduct a paranormal investigation

Morrison Jones-Thiede, Reporter/Page Editor

October 23, 2019

Yes, this is serious. No, there is no guarantee that you will or will not find a ghost or other worldly entity. Please use caution and conduct at your own risk.   The process of conducting a “Ghost Hunt” or Paranormal Investigation is by no means an easy process. It requires planning, strategic placem...

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