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.
It's that time of year when hordes of 20-somethings start sharing rides to remote locations -- music festival season.
A compromise plan to designate 275,000 acres of wilderness in central Idaho got a much-anticipated hearing in the U.S. Senate Thursday.
It took an extra trip to Boise. But Idaho lawmakers Monday adopted new federal rules on child support after a whirlwind 11-hour session.
An Idaho House committee voted Monday to adopt federal requirements for child support enforcement between states and countries.
Dozens of countries, including the U.S., have agreed on how to handle child support payments when one parent is in a different country. But the state of...
A couple of unseasonably large wildfires in the Northwest are giving crews an early taste of fire season.
The federal government and many states have offered car buyers incentives to venture into the electric car market. But now some states are going in a...
Idaho's gas tax is set to go up 7 cents per gallon under a bill now awaiting the governor's signature.
The Idaho legislature adjourned its overtime session over the weekend.
A special committee in the Idaho legislature assigned to find a compromise deal on roads funding ended the day Thursday with plenty of frustration but,...
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed a repeal of so-called "instant horse racing."
On Friday afternoons, the crowd at the B gates of the Boise Airport includes a lot of familiar faces from the Idaho capitol.
The Idaho Senate is teeing up for a new round of negotiations Monday on how to fund much-needed repairs on roads and bridges.
The Idaho Senate decided to kill a major overhaul to Idaho's tax system Tuesday.
The Idaho House fast-tracked a bill Monday that would raise the gas tax, eliminate the sales tax on groceries and overhaul Idaho's income tax structure.