Brooklyn Riepma

Newsroom Intern

Brooklyn Riepma is a newsroom intern for Boise State Public Radio. She is a college senior currently attending Boise State University and majoring in Media Arts, with a minor in Political Science. 

Her previous work can also be found in Boise Weekly.

Lucky Dog, Lucky Dog Tavern, gay bar
John Sowell / Idaho Statesman

Boise City Council has signed off on turning one of the city’s few gay bars into a new police substation.



Cooper Court, a former tent city in Boise
Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

In the Treasure Valley, panhandling is a regular issue. To combat this, the Nampa City Council voted unanimously on Monday to allow city police to put up to 10 anti-panhandling signs throughout the city.


Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

At a Boise City Council meeting this week, councilmembers doubled down on taking over the Grove Plaza from Capital City Development Corporation. Members reconsidered language in the transfer deal.

Kelsey Grey / Idaho Statesman

Boise Planning and Zoning Commissioners voted four to two at a meeting on Monday against a proposed trucking terminal on Eisenman Road. 


Last Thursday, Meridian brought electric scooters to their streets from scooter-rental company Lime. But less than a week after 200 scooters were deployed, the city and other parts of Ada County were facing concerns.


Update Wednesday, Oct. 10: The pay-as-you-go scooters from a company called Lime that took over Meridian for a few days won’t be back anytime soon. After debuting on September 27th, all of the scooters were pulled from the streets after a request by Meridian city officials on October 2nd. Now, a representative with Lime says a rollout of the conveyances is suspended until March of 2019.

Meridian residents at the public hearing at the city council meeting
Darin Oswald, Idaho Statesman

On Tuesday, Meridian City Council passed an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, joining 13 other Idaho municipalities with similar laws.