On The Monday, August 13, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Aug 10, 2018
  • How refugee families are coping with June assault
  • Lessons learned from Dallas bike share failures
  • Reducing child abuse with the Idaho Children's Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho
  • Students compete in Science Olympiad

- On a Saturday night, the last night in June, a group of families, who had found refuge in Boise, were gathered to celebrate a child's birthday.   A man - a transient with an extensive record who had been staying at the apartment complex - entered the party and stabbed at everyone in attendance. By the time it was over, nine people - children and adults - had been stabbed.  The three-year-old birthday girl passed away days later.  We'll look at how that community is coping with this tragedy and how they'll move forward in this community.  

- Five different dockless bike share companies have set up shop in Dallas in the last year.  In a matter of weeks, three shuttered and left town, leaving behind nearly 20,000 unused bicycles.  We'll speak with a Dallas reporter who covered the rise and fall of Dallas' bike share industry and David Fotsch, director of Boise Green Bike about the lessons that can be learned from this.

The Idaho Children's Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho provides funding, training and technical assistance to community-based programs working to strengthen families in order to prevent child abuse and neglect in Idaho.  We'll speak with the fund's director about advocacy and prevention efforts.

- Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 8,000 teams in all 50 states.  We'll talk with participants from Idaho's team about STEM education.