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School's Out: West Ada Cancels Class For A Second Day

Idaho’s largest school district has cancelled classes for a second day after teachers called out sick again, demanding better safety measures during the pandemic.

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The Boise Airport announced an agreement with Uber and Lyft on Friday that designates new rideshare pick-up and drop-off locations on the airport’s upper level.

 


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It’s not everyday that we interview an author who has stared into Vladimir Putin's eyes while being accused of "purposely seeking to ruin U.S.-Russia relations." As President Barack Obama’s adviser on Russian affairs, Michael McFaul helped craft the United States’ policy, known as “reset,” that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency.

  

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Idaho schools are still not fully in-person. To engage students in other ways, some Boise organizations have modified their extracurricular activities, so that young people can continue learning outside the classroom.


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Central District Health moved Boise and West Ada school districts to the highest risk category for COVID-19 spread on Tuesday. Because of that, both districts held special meetings Thursday to discuss learning plans going forward. 

 


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Gov. Brad Little is walking back comments he made last week that he would not reverse a one-time, $200 million cut to state agencies, even though Idaho is expecting its largest budget surplus in history.


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Boise State University has announced its plan to furlough faculty members over the next few months, despite projections that the state is on track for a record-breaking budget surplus.

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Wednesday, high school juniors and seniors across the state went into classrooms to take the SAT. But Boise resident Holly Paquette’s daughter was not one of them.

 


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Idaho is continuing to move in the wrong direction when it comes to new COVID-19 cases. At the same time, folks are headed indoors as the colder weather sets in and flu season gets underway. What does Idaho need to do to stay diligent eight months into the pandemic, and why is the indoors so dangerous when it comes to virus transmission? 

Are you exercising your right to vote for the first time in 2020? We want to hear your story. Maybe you just turned 18, or perhaps you've recently become a U.S. citizen. Even if you've been eligible to vote for years and simply haven't, we want to know what's pulling you to the polls this election.

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Hospitals in the Magic Valley and eastern Idaho are filling up due to an influx of COVID-19 patients in the past couple weeks.

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How To Talk With A Loved One Who Believes In Conspiracy Theories

2020 has been a tumultous year for the U.S. As the country grapples with a global pandemic and an unsteady economic outlook, some people have turned to conspiracy theories for answers. But theories like QAnon can be dangerous, and have split up families and friends who have gotten involved with the cult-like conspiracy. How can you talk with a loved one believes these theories? Is there any point in trying to convince them otherwise?

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