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Growing Pains: Why Meridian And The West Ada School District Collaborates On Growth

As Meridian's population swelled in recent years, that’s created some challenges for what is now the largest school district in the state: the West Ada School District. Schools are overflowing with students while the district looks to taxpayer funded bonds and levies for support.

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Sawtooth National Fores

The West is experiencing record-breaking fires this year, and that’s affecting recreationists, including hunters.



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China is a nation in pursuit of a new role on the global stage. But what implications will those reversing trends have on the US and the rest of the world?  In her new book, The Third Revolution, Economy provides an incisive look at the transformative changes underway in China today.

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Idaho has one of the highest rates of suicide in the country. And young people account for many of those deaths. Now, the state is offering free suicide prevention training to anyone who interacts with students.

Idaho native Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, professor, author, and historian addressed the City Club of Boise for  the 3rd Annual Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Forum.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman and the first Jewish person to be given that honor in the nation's history.


The rules that companies must follow when spraying pesticides in Idaho underwent review this summer. Following a couple public comment periods, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture proposed changes to the rules last week, which will be presented to the legislature in January.

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The ACLU of Idaho is asking a federal judge to strike down part of the state’s crimes against nature law, saying it’s unconstitutional.

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Large numbers of migratory birds have reportedly dropped dead in New Mexico and Colorado.

There’s still confusion over the deaths, like how many died and what exactly killed them. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes the bird deaths in Colorado and New Mexico were caused by an unusual cold front.

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As the U.S. surpasses 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 with no signs of the pandemic coming to an end, Idaho Matters brings you medical experts to get us up to date on the latest regarding the virus and to answer your coronavirus questions. 

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Public health officials say a sudden spike in coronavirus cases in Ada County is one reason why they aren’t lifting a mask mandate just yet.


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Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: September 25, 2020

There's a lot to cover this week on the Reporter Roundtable: Boise State Football will be competing this fall after all ( so it seems ), K-12 schools have seen their first death among an employee from COVID-19 as cases of the virus to the public remains opaque in many districts, and absentee ballots are being delayed in some parts of Idaho.

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