Boise State Public Radio Wins 3 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Boise State Public Radio News has won three regional 2019 Edward R. Murrow Awards . The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), which oversees the awards, announced winners of the regional contest Tuesday.

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The Mountain West News Bureau has won three regional 2019 Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Established in 2018, the Mountain West News Bureau is a collaboration of public media stations that serve the Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.

City of Boise

One of the world’s most prominent architects is designing Boise’s new downtown library. Recently revealed documents show a member of the firm was fined for not being licensed to practice architecture in Idaho.

Roger Tabor / USFWS

Idaho and Oregon have worked out a deal to keep operating the Hells Canyon Complex on the Snake River.


Jens Alfke / Flickr

The 2020 election is still over a year away, but some of the initiatives that could appear on the ballot are already taking shape.

Payette National Forest

Hikers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts have a new way to find out if forest officials will be burning the landscape near their getaways.

Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25

A debate is swirling around the campaign to upgrade parts of the historic Pocatello High School. At a meeting of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission this week, questions of public input on the project were raised.

Roam Yocham / Boise State Public Radio

After an acrimonious, 95-day session marred by political infighting and, at times, daily protests, Idaho lawmakers have left Boise. Much of the last three months at the Idaho legislature have focused on hot button issues – Medicaid expansion, ballot initiatives and hemp.

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

When the legislature adjourned last week, lawmakers left without approving a bill that renews thousands of rules governing the lives of Idaho citizens. Due to their inaction, the governor will now get to pick which rules stay and which ones go.

AP Images

It may soon be illegal to use e-cigarettes or vaping devices in many public places in Boise.

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public.

The special counsel spent nearly two years investigating attacks on the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russians behind it.


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Filling Idaho's STEM Gap

Seven-thousand STEM jobs went unfilled in Idaho in 2017 and on Wednesday's Idaho Matters we'll learn about efforts to fill those positions and prevent this employment gap in the future with Jake Overall of CodeWorks Boise , Nathan Muller of Zennify and student Caleb Adrien.

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Expressive Idaho

Saddle Making Endures In Idaho's Buckaroo Country