Will Reid

Newsroom Intern

Will Reid is a senior at Yale University studying English and Creative Writing and he’s thrilled for the opportunity to cut his teeth in radio in Boise. He covers all kinds of topics for Boise State Public Radio, but is especially drawn to stories about energy, the environment and the institutions that shape our lives.

Will has written stories and produced audio pieces for the Yale Herald, the New Journal, the New Haven Arts Paper and the Yale Daily News Magazine. He plans to pursue a career in public radio and narrative journalism.

Until this May, he had never lived outside New England where the air is always muggy and the highway is always backed up. Like a young bird, he’s still figuring out what to do with all this open sky.

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If you live in a trailer park, you can face expensive fees for breaking park rules—$50 for as little as a few weeds in your yard. Now, some residents are forming a tenant association to oppose strict park rules.

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Another summer recreation spot in the Treasure Valley is closed until further notice due to algal bloom.

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The regional branch of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU of Idaho are suing the state of Idaho over a new law that requires medicals providers to report complications resulting from abortion procedures.

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Japan has lifted a prohibition on sheep and goat meat.

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Boise is in the middle of a building boom and hotels are no exception. This week, Boise City Council approved a new development on Front Street between 5th and 6th Streets.


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The U.S. Forest Service has settled a lawsuit from environmental groups to prevent domestic sheep from grazing in areas inhabited by native Bighorns.

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Grieving Boiseans and members of the refugee community gathered Monday night to pray, hold vigil and deliver white flowers for the victims of Saturday’s mass stabbing.


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Boise is still grieving from a mass stabbing last Saturday that killed a three-year-old girl, Ruya Kadir, and left eight others injured. The victims are all members of Boise’s expansive refugee community. The tragedy has left many asking: How can we help?




Idaho Supreme Court Justice Joel Horton announced he will retire at the end of the year. The Idaho native was appointed to the state’s highest court in 2007 by Governor Butch Otter. Come retirement, he will have spent 24 years in the state judicial system.

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Idaho Democrats kick off their convention this weekend in Caldwell. The delegates will meet for two days to discuss the party’s strategy going into election season in November.

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The Idaho GOP kicks off its annual convention Thursday. Delegates from across the state have come to Pocatello to discuss the party platform and prepare for the November election. Friday evening, they’ll hear from Oliver North, incoming president of the National Rifle Association.

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Most times of year, Barber Park is quiet, except for the chirping of birds and the slow, smooth swoosh of running water. But over the weekend, new sounds entered the mix: handpumps in the parking lot, rubber rafts scrapping on sand and the startled yelps of floaters dipping their toes in the frigid water. Float season is back.

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The Idaho Supreme Court has agreed to postpone hearing a case that could change how water rights get divvied up in the Treasure Valley.

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Boise’s latest major-league sports team made its debut last weekend at Ann Morrison Park against division rivals, the Salt Lake City Hive.   



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Mosquitos found in traps west of Parma have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District.