On The Monday, August 12, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Aug 12, 2019
  • Boise High School considers mascot change.
  • The City of Boise plans library hearing.
  • Boise getting hotter, literally.
  • Boise Comic Arts Festival returns for 7th year.

- Monday, Boise High officials will come to the school board meeting with a plan to change their mascot. Since the 1920s, the high school’s mascot has been the “Braves.” The new mascot would be “Boise Brave.” The Idaho Statesman broke this story and we check in to look at the history, and the future, of the mascot.

- The future of Boise’s main library remains up in the air. After citizen petitions asking for a vote on whether to vote for or against the library, city council meetings on a possible second voter question, and a lot of confusion, the Boise City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed November special election on the project. So what is the city proposing? Can anyone testify at the public hearing? And what happens next? Idaho Matters asks Don Day of Boisedev.com those questions.

- If you’ve noticed that Boise’s been feeling a little warmer than usual, you wouldn't be wrong. In a report published by Climate Central, Boise is listed among the 20 fastest-warming cities in America, ranking at number 13. Since 1970, the city’s temperature has risen more than three degrees —warming two times faster than the rest of the nation.

The Boise Comic Arts Festival is back this month for its 7th year. This year the Boise Public Library and its Friends are bringing in 30 of the nation's top comics creators. That includes the author of "Phoebe and her Unicorn." The event covers everything from comics journalism to how to draw dinosaurs. Idaho Matters sketches in the details.