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Idaho Matters – Eviction

The rising cost of housing means increased rental rates for many Idahoans. Idaho Matters recently addressed this issue by inviting IPI Research Director Vanessa Fry to discuss some of the work being done to combat homelessness in Idaho. Listen to … (Read More) Idaho Matters – Eviction

Supporting Sustainability

Resilient economies and communities are vital in the face of current environmental, political and economic change. This premise launched the annual Sun Valley Forum, presented by the Sun Valley Institute. Since 2015, over 200 national and international leaders have annually … (Read More) Supporting Sustainability

IPI Research At Work

A Twin Falls man says his public defender failed him. Now he hopes reforms will help others like him.  Idaho Policy Institute recently concluded a year-long study of the workload associated with providing public defense in Idaho. The study tracked how … (Read More) IPI Research At Work

Federal Employees Work for All

“Federal employees work for both Democrats and Republicans – even Kellyanne Conway,” is the title of the most recently published article by IPI Post Doc Researcher, Matthew May. The piece, published in The Conversation and republished at and the … (Read More) Federal Employees Work for All

Grading the Test

The Idaho teachers who are trying out a new reading test generally like what they see, so far. But the Boise State University researchers who surveyed the teachers aren’t jumping to any conclusions. They say it is simply too soon to grade … (Read More) Grading the Test

Innovative Approaches to Address Homelessness

Idaho Housing and Finance Administration (IHFA) recently invited IPI Assistant Director Vanessa Fry as a panelist at their 2018 Conference on Housing and Economic Development.  The panel, Innovative Approaches to Address Homelessness, discussed how communities across the country have been … (Read More) Innovative Approaches to Address Homelessness

IPI Lends Assistance to Missoula City Council

For those who are homeless, “the basic level of needs are shelter, water and a sense of belonging.…We can’t expect someone to address addiction without having a shelter.” Assistant IPI Director Vanessa Fry spoke these words as she addressed members … (Read More) IPI Lends Assistance to Missoula City Council

Congratulations to Vanessa!

Congratulations to Vanessa Fry, Assistant Director of the Idaho Policy Institute, for her recognition as the featured AmeriCorps alumni in the 2017 Serve Idaho Annual Report.  Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on volunteerism, exists to inspire service to build a … (Read More) Congratulations to Vanessa!

Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Master’s of Public Administration Capstone Class!

Eight students completed their Capstone course this semester, participating in three Idaho municipal research projects – two for McCall and one for Bellevue.  Each of the projects addressed a question currently under review in city government.  What is the impact … (Read More) Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Master’s of Public Administration Capstone Class!

Sun Valley Economic Development

Sun Valley Economic Development held its annual Summit last Wednesday, November 2 in Sun Valley, ID.  This year’s summit, National Trends – Local Responses, focused on critical factors the Sun Valley region needs to consider for future economic viability.  Idaho … (Read More) Sun Valley Economic Development