Idaho

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We check in with the Boise State Public Radio newsroom for profiles of Idaho gubernatorial candidates Paulette Jordan and Brad Little.

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Congress failed to renew the Land Water Conservation Fund and the federal program that has provided funds to aid land and water conservation since 1965 has expired. Idaho Matters looks at the impact on Idaho's landscape.

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 The Northwest Climate Conference and Idaho Public Television are presenting founding director of the Risky Business Project, Kate Gordon, to discuss the impact of climate change in Idaho and the economic benefits of combating global warming.

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The second season of Boise State Public Radio's You Know The Place is under way and hosts Lacey Daley and Joel Wayne join Idaho Matters to talk about vaping, nudity and some of the unique locales in the Gem State.

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When Idaho's Democratic candidate for governor Paulette Jordan took to the microphone at a recent campaign party, she immediately launched into a story.

 

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Fourteen-year-old Caydden Zimmerman’s school days start early and end late.

 

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This interview was originally broadcast Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

A recent report from Wallethub found Idaho to be ranked the worst state in the nation to be a working mom. Metrics including quality, cost and availability of child care, school quality, number of pediatricians and gender pay gap found the Gem State dead last; Vermont ranked first.

  • Idaho is ranked the worst in country for working moms.
  • A Nampa think tank looks at "healthy" modes of growth.

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A federal judge has extended a temporary ban on grizzly bear hunting near Yellowstone National Park while he mulls the animal’s fate.

 

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A new report out of Idaho shows the number of children without a permanent roof over their heads is increasing.  This trend is mirrored across much of the Mountain West. 

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Eighteen states allow parents to refuse vaccinations for their children. Idaho is home to 8 of the 10 national "hotspots" of non-vaccinated kids. Idaho Matters looks at the reasons parents have for opting out of vaccinating their kids and the potential impact this has on the child and the community.

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Recent data from the Idaho Secretary of State's office indicates that voting rates in many Idaho counties are below the national average and that rural voters cast ballots at a higher rate than urban Idahoans. Idaho Matters looks at changing voter trends in the Gem State with political analyst Justin Vaughn.

  • Idaho parents are given the option to refuse children's vaccinations.
  • Voter demographics in Idaho are shifting ahead of the mid-term elections.
  • A Boise State University program addresses student addiction.

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The proliferation of wildfires throughout the West are forcing researchers to look at the health of American woodlands. Idaho Matters examines the future of the region's forests with Washington's Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz.

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We review the week's headlines with our team of regional journalists. This week our roundtable is Bill Manny of the Idaho Statesman, Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, and Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press.

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