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Twin Falls Times News (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Twin Falls, Idaho Drew Nash times news students wait for their consumer math class brought via the Idaho education network after technical difficulties nov. 14, 2014, at Declo High school. Contractors could file a lawsuit Kimberlee Kruesi associated press Boise a state officials have not responded to demands for millions of dollars in Back payments from contractors hired under the recently dissolved statewide broadband system meaning the contractors have clearance to file a lawsuit. Idaho Deputy attorney general Scott Zanzig said the state has not issued a formal response to the tort claims filed in Early March. The state had 90 Days to respond. A it s up to the claimants to file a lawsuit Quot Zanzig said adding it is not unusual for government entities to forego responding to tort claims. Earlier this year a District judge voided the $60 million contract that provided broadband Access to Public High schools. Education networks of America and cent relink offered their services for free for months while the state waited on the courts ruling. State Law forbids agencies to make payments on voided contracts. Once the contract was deemed illegal the statewide broadband program immediately disbanded. This forced individual school districts to set up their own contracts with broadband companies to maintain the service. Meanwhile education networks of America and Century link were never paid for the months of operating for free. According to the tort claims the companies say the state owes them More than $6 million in Back payments including interest expenses and attorneys fees. The tort claims were filed against the Idaho department of administration which approved and oversaw the broadband program. The department referred questions to the state attorney general a office. A cent Frylink provided services in Good Faith to state agencies and the Idaho education network As a subcontractor under the broadband contract Quot Century link spokeswoman Julia Joy told the associated press in an email. A we have not been paid for these services a she wrote. A we expect the state to fulfil its obligation to pay for those services just As it would for any other services it contracted for and benefited education networks of America officials declined to generation worried about own Long term care i Lauran Neergaard a medical writer Washington a caught Between kids and aging parents the Sandwich generation worries More than most americans their age about How afford their own care As they grow older a new poll shows. But most Arentt doing much to get ready. Nearly i in to people age 40 and Over Are a sandwiched Quot they re supporting a child while providing regular care for an older loved one according to the poll by Hie associated press nor Center for in Iblis affairs research. Another 8 percent May join the ranks of double caregivers in the next five years citing declining health of an older relative or close Friend. Dueling responsibilities can make some Days feel like a tug of War. A if my mom needs something badly i get pulled away from my kids a lot a said Kamila Al Najjar of Santa Rosa California a lawyer with two children and self described health advocate for her Mother. She visits her mothers assisted living facility at least twice a week and checks in daily by phone to oversee a list of illnesses. A a you re dealing with someone who is aging toward the end of their life then you have to Deal with a teenager. I hear from my mom and daughter that in a a nag. There a no winning in it a she said. Adding to the Challenge 40 and 50 somethings tend to be at the height of their careers a and need Mease see Sandwich a3 als on Idaho san population largest segment of Idaho a population at 47 percent the press release in twin Falls in twin Falls county there were 10,728 people who were age 65 and older in 2010. In 2014, that number jumped to 11,952. The largest increase was in the 65 to 69 age group. People 65 and older account for 14.3 percent of the states elderly people Are going hungry the office on aging in twin Falls authorizes 15 senior centers in the surrounding eight county area to offer meals and Home deliveries of meals. While there has Only been a 3 percent increase in meals served Home deliveries have increased by 18 percent since 2010. Suzanne Mccampbell director of office on aging said the Agency Haven t experienced any strains on services yet. A we done to have any waiting lists. Please see aging a3 More online detailed Idaho data can be found at Idaho gov census. Detailed data and tables for the nation states and counties l is available on the Jjck us. Census Bureau i website at in Popes data. Job to see the a poll visit Lon term Tetona Dunlap w f twin Falls a Idaho a popu a lation is aging faster than the v nations according to estimates in recently released by the u. S. Cen of sus Bureau. Idaho seniors a people age 65 and older a increased by nearly 19 percent from mid-2010 to mid-2014 compared with 14.2 percent for the nation. Here Are seven statistics on Idaho a population growing populations of Young and old the age distribution of Idaho a population has changed significantly the past four years. The numeric change for three of the age groups a 19 and younger 20 to 39 i and seniors age 65 and older has More than doubled i while the number of mid i tile age individuals Between Ages 40 to 04 has decreased. I people Between the Ages of i 40 to 64 still account tor the Buhl police chief fights crime studies Law Benton Smith Buhl a Erie Foster feels spread a Little thin. The Buhl police chief spends his Days juggling police duties National guard service an editor role at the Buhl Herald and his Law studies. But to Foster it s All Worth it. Foster is studying for a Law degree from Concordia University in Boise. Four Days a week he wakes up before 6 . To assume his duties As chief. Then leaves for class in Boise around 3 30 . He Heads Home around la . And gets ready to do it All again the next Day. Foster is also in the National guard which requires him to attend training in Emmett occasionally on weekends. And he helps edit the Herald a weekly newspaper his wife Melanie bought in May. He spends a few hours a week helping with the layout of the paper. Foster said he has a Good Eye for edit ing and he tries to help out wherever he can. A if you ask her i m the janitor a he said. A and its not a paid despite having to juggle so much Foster retains his cheerful disposition and insists that he has great support Richfield Man Dies from injuries in . 93 crash Mease see Foster a3 a and Drew Nash times news police chief Erie Foster talks about going to Law school monday at his office in Buhl. Nathan Brown Brown magic Valley. Com Richfield a a Richfield Man who was injured in a crash that shut Down . 93 near Shoshone for hours on june 18 died on monday. Ronald k. Schoolcraft 72, died july 6 in Salt Lake City Utah according to his obituary. State police said Schoolcraft was driving a freight liner tractor trailer a Little South of Shoshone that morning when Royce d. Main 23, of twin Falls tried to pass another vehicle and crashed into Schoolcraft head on. The Semi s fuel tank ruptured burst into flames and fell into the East Side of the Road. Brush on both sides of . 93 caught on fire and the Road was closed in both directions for several hours. Schoolcraft was flown to the University of Utah Burn Center in Salt Lake City after the crash. Main was also seriously injured in the crash. An update on his condition Wasny to available Friday. State police said Friday that the crash was still please see crash a3 if you do one thing Art in the Park Mil be held 9 . To 6 . At twin Falls City Park Mth kids Art in the Park 9-11 30 ., and ice Cream sunday 11 30 . To 3p.m. Bridge c4 markets a2 Deer Ahby Cio opinion a comics b7 crossword Cio obituaries a4 sudoku c8 free Home Market analysis find out what you could sell your Home for in today a Market Vree Quot Home Quot inspection Quot $250 value use Stan Tobiason As your buyer is agent to Purchase a Home and i will pay for your Home inspection with the inspector of your Choice up to a $250 value. Tvs offer must be presented before the offer is written and Home inspection is ordered offer valid with an accepted offer signed prior to aug 31, 2015. E i i i i i i 4 i i i i i i i a

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