On The Friday, August 24, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Aug 23, 2018
  • Our team of journalists breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Idaho prison inmates are on the front lines battling wildfires.

We review the week's headlines with a team of regional journalists. This week we speak with Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press, Bill Manny of the Idaho Statesman, and Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News. We'll look at a major FBI raid in the Treasure Valley, a crackdown on campaign finance violations, and the contentious Boise School Board election.

- The proliferation of wildfires throughout the West are forcing researchers to look at the health of American woodlands. Idaho Matters examines the health of the region's forests. We'll talk with state prison inmates risking their lives on the fire lines.