Inland Northwest Correspondent
Prior to joining the Northwest News Network team, Jessica was the news director of Jefferson Public Radio in Ashland, Oregon, where she produced a newsmagazine on Northern California and Southern Oregon. In 2010, she spent a year in central Mexico and reported for an English-language newspaper in San Miguel de Allende. Jessica's investigative and feature stories have earned awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Idaho Press Club, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and Public Radio News Directors Inc. A Northwest native, Jessica grew up in an off-the-grid log cabin in the Columbia River Gorge.
Idaho lawmakers are proposing a tax system overhaul. In part, they want to make the state more competitive with Oregon and Washington.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's attorney released details of his captivity in Afghanistan after the Army charged him Wednesday with desertion.
A bill that would repeal so-called "instant horse racing" in Idaho is headed to the governor's desk.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier held for nearly five years as a prisoner of the Taliban, is facing charges of desertion and misbehavior before the...
The Associated Press reports Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Idaho will face court martial on charges of desertion and avoiding military service. The...
The Idaho House passed an anti-bullying measure Monday after some impassioned pleas from several lawmakers -- who talked about the experiences of their...
Several hundred gambling devices in Idaho would become illegal under a bill now headed to the House floor.
A bill that would establish an expectation for Idaho schools to intervene when a kid is bullied is headed to the Idaho House floor.
An Idaho House committee introduced a revised plan for increasing teacher pay Wednesday.
Idaho lawmakers unhappy with the legalization of gay marriage in the state are calling on Congress to do something about "activist judges."
A bill backed by the NRA in the Idaho House turned out some unlikely opponents Monday: Idaho gun owners.
A bill on its way to the Idaho governor's desk would stop cities from using their power of eminent domain to create greenbelts and bike paths.
Idaho lawmakers are set to tackle some of the most contentious issues of the session at the capitol. Monday morning starts with a hearing on abortion.
The Idaho legislature approved a resolution Friday on genetically engineered food.
Idaho's long stretches of open highway could be testing grounds for driverless cars under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday.
Supporters of "knife rights" are urging Idaho lawmakers to pass a bill that would keep cities and counties from restricting the possession and sale of...
A group of Republican lawmakers in Idaho is offering a plan they say could raise up to $81 million for road and bridge repairs by next year.
Idaho school districts say the state needs to offer better pay if it's going to attract qualified teachers -- or keep the ones it has.
Elected officials in Idaho do not need permits to carry concealed weapons.