• By MERIDIAN PRESS STAFF news@mymeridianpress.com

Idaho Fine Arts Academy’s Interact Club volunteered at the Hyatt Hidden Lakes tree planting on April 14. The club was part of the 90 volunteers that planted 550 shrubs in a cooperative project to improve wildlife habitat and decrease fire risk. The planting took place at the Hyatt Hidden Lak…

  • Submitted by Meridian Canine Rescue

Meet Oreo! This smoochable boy is just over a year old and ready to win you over. We promise that, if you come to meet him, it won’t take long for you and Oreo to become BFFs. He’s affectionate and playful, smart but still a bit stubborn, charismatic and oh so sweet.

  • Tammy de Weerd

I remember the discussion like it was yesterday. My staff and I were talking about how the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council wanted to do something to combat bullying and we had just found out a community member had been lost to suicide. We decided enough was enough and we need to make being ki…

  • Submitted by the Meridian Canine Rescue

Imagine a dog who only wants to protect his loved ones. A dog who’s secretly afraid of new things. A dog who’s learned that acting scary works — because the scary things leave him alone.

  • By Tammy de Weerd

Now more than ever we need a movement of kindness and compassion in our world. We need to stand up and be kind.

  • By Meridian Press staff news@mymeridianpress.com

Three Rocky Mountain High School golfers — Carson Barry (5A Champ 2016), Sam Tidd (5A Champ 2017), and Drew Reinke — have signed Letters of Intent to play in college.

It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer's disease. Too often Alzheimer's and other dementias are treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public health consequences of a disease that someone in the U.S. develops every 66 seconds.

  • Christina Stucker Gassi Meridian

Shortly after Idaho became a state in 1890, laws were written creating a referendum process should the people need to challenge their elected officials on any decision. When it comes to local land use decisions, there have only been two efforts to use the referendum process — one of which fa…

  • By IDAHO PRESS- TRIBUNE STAFF newsroom@idahopress.com

Idaho Craft Beer Month returns April 2018 for a second year to honor and celebrate Idaho’s craft beer industry. Supported by Idaho Brewers United and Idaho Tourism, there will be events statewide featuring Idaho-brewed craft beer.

  • By IDAHO PRESS- TRIBUNE STAFF newsroom@idahopress.com

Over the course of six Saturdays this spring, Treasure Valley Children’s Theater will present original and interactive performances in Meridian as part of the Imagination Lab program.