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Idaho Legislature Slow To Ramp Up

This week in the Idaho Legislature, lawmakers spent time on budgets and human trafficking bills, while LGBTQ supporters came to the capitol to advocate for an anti-discrimination bill.

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As the partial government shutdown heads into its fifth week, private businesses continue to pour thousands of dollars to help keep National Parks open and accessible. - Facebook

As the government shutdown continues, local nonprofits are coming together to provide a free meal to furloughed federal workers.

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Astronomy buffs are excited for a total lunar eclipse that will happen Sunday night. It will be the only complete eclipse of the moon this year.

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The developer of the proposed Boise Sports Park has signed an agreement to bring a professional soccer team to the capital city, though it's not a done deal.

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As the government shutdown approaches the one-month mark, federal authorities are recalling some workers on furlough to their posts in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Comedian Paula Poundstone is one of the panelists on the NPR weekend show, Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me. She performs in Boise on Thursday, January 17 with her two-hour stand-up routine at the Egyptian Theater.

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The ongoing federal government shutdown means folks who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, will have to plan ahead through February.


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Currently, there are two e-scooter companies operating in Boise, but next month, another scooter vendor is expected to begin operations in the city.


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After being absent from the capitol rotunda for the past couple of years, Add The Words returned Wednesday.

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Yellowstone officials try to make it very clear that tourists should not get close to wild bison. There are posters, educational videos and park rangers who warn people to stay clear of wildlife. But all that education might not be cutting it, according to a recent study


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Idaho Reporters' Roundtable: Friday, January 18, 2019

Host Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week Idaho Matters speaks with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News , Seth Ogilvie of Idaho Public Television and George Prentice of the Boise Weekly .

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