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This time last year, I was a fresh face in Kuna with no experience on how to use a camera and in charge of a weekly paper for the first time. It’s amazing how much one person can learn in a short year.

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Data, specifically research, is important to help people make informed decisions. The ownership of the Kuna Melba News changed hands nearly a year ago from RIM Publications to Pioneer News Group. With that decision, we made numerous changes to the newspaper with the goal of making it a bette…

Data, specifically research, is important to help people make informed decisions. The ownership of the Kuna Melba News changed hands nearly a year ago from RIM Publications to Pioneer News Group. With that decision, we made numerous changes to the newspaper with the goal of making it a bette…

So there I was, dealing with a random Apple update on my iPad and trying to call our tech expert, Joe, when the Kuna Melba News advertising representative, Karri, rushes through the door.

Every morning I do my best to start my day on a positive note. I drink my tea, eat breakfast with my fiance, catch up on the news and contemplate how I want my day to go. I try to keep a positive attitude on the way to work, too, despite the amount of road rage I feel.

In the past few weeks, I have received a lot of comments and questions from our readers in the Melba area, and the majority has been about how little coverage there has been regarding meetings and activities in Melba.

This week has been, to put it simply, rough on the country. It has been difficult as a journalist to swallow the onslaught of heartbreaking news between the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the five Dallas police officers. Between elections, an uprising in protest movements and…

Idaho is changing in a big way. More people are moving to our state and to smaller towns. Population numbers are rising, new homes are being built and the school districts are feeling the tug.

Summer is truly the best time of the year. Even if Christmas is my favorite holiday, there is something about summer time, with all of its warmth and freedom, that really feeds my soul.

The past month has been filled with work, worry and sweat. I’ve had to meet a lot of new names and faces and become more organized as a reporter while discovering the wants and needs of Kuna, which is still a new community to me.

When I was younger, my father would take my sister, my mom and me every Memorial Day weekend to the Veterans Cemetery outside Boise to place flags on the graves.

Kuna High School graduation is on May 27, the same day as the Melba High School graduation. Hundreds of students will receive their diplomas this week and with them will be family, friends, teachers and peers watching them cross the stage.