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Morning News: Caldwell Property Values Drop, High School Senior Tackles Teen Homelessness

Senior project tackles teenage homelessness | Idaho Mountain Express Teenage homelessness, a situation sometimes referred to as “couch surfing,” is more common in the Wood River Valley than many people realize, says Silver Creek High School senior Taylor Jameson, who’s working on solutions to the problem as her high school senior project. (

Caldwell property values see drop | Idaho Press-Tribune Assessments for property in Caldwell are down 6 to 7 percent from last year, County Assessor Gene Kuehn said Tuesday. If that trend continues county-wide, it could mean a more than $1 million decrease in county revenues and more cuts to the county budget, Commissioner Steve Rule said. (

Buy Idaho holding its first-ever Sunday market this weekend | The local nonprofit organization Buy Idaho will hold its first-ever Sunday market with vendors including the Weiser Candy Co., Bitner Vineyards and Steph’s Seriously Good Salsa. (

Founder of Meridian’s pleads guilty to drug-misbranding charges | On Monday, the 34-year-old Eagle resident pleaded guilty in federal court in Boise to five misdemeanor counts of introduction and delivery for introduction of misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, said U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson. He agreed to pay a $500,000 fine. (


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