Darin Oswald, Idaho Statesman

Usually, the Sunday before school starts is the last day to enjoy a dip in one of Boise’s seven public pools. (The indoors Aquatics Center located in the Downtown Boise YMCA is technically a Boise public pool, and is open year-round.) But in response to community requests, Boise is breaking tradition this year, keeping Borah pool open almost two weeks longer, and extending Ivywild’s hours through Labor Day weekend.

Molly Wampler, Boise State Public Radio

Thick smoke from summertime wildfires can present major health risks. Prediction models help locals prepare for poor air quality to come, but the data behind those models is not as conclusive as we might think.


City of Boise

Boise is pulling back the reins on its new library proposal and an advisory vote that was scheduled for later this year. 

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho officials are focusing their attention on the state’s growing opioids and substance abuse problems.

University of Idaho

C. Scott Green took over as the new University of Idaho President last month. Green is now the fourth University of Idaho President in only 10 years. This Thursday, he appeared on Idaho Matters to discuss his new role and the challenges that come with it.


AP Images

Washington State University is ending their firearm storage services for students, saying no universities offer these services anymore. But a similar program still exists in Idaho.


Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

Native American tribal courts can indeed turn to federal courts when it comes to considering rulings against non-tribal members.

Michael Lycklama / Idaho Statesman

Boise High received unanimous approval from the Boise School Board Monday to change its mascot from Braves to Brave. But, the process could take several years to complete.

GoCyclones / Flickr Creative Commons

“Share the Road” is a common motto seen across Idaho, advocating for cars to share their roads with bicyclists. Eastern Idaho is dealing with a different road-sharing issue. Instead of single-speeds, these drivers are trying to avoid bigger beasts — elk, pronghorn and bison.


Courtesy of Sen. Risch

Idaho’s junior senator will seek a third term in Congress.


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