On The Monday, August 19, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Aug 16, 2019
  • Taxed out of your home.
  • Inside the Southern Idaho Scleroderma Support Group.
  • Navy Week in Idaho.
  • Take a trip with us to the Western Idaho Fair!

-Rising home prices have been a hot topic recently, especially in Boise. Property tax notices recently came out and some homeowners are finding themselves priced out of their houses. The Idaho Statesman featured one woman who is selling her house because her taxes are too high. Idaho Matters takes a closer look at the effect of higher taxes on home ownership.

-Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease. Folks who have it often suffer in silence without the support they need to cope. The Southern Idaho Scleroderma Support Group was created to help raise awareness about the disease and provide a network for those diagnosed with it.

-What does the U.S. Navy mean to Idaho? Monday kicks of Navy Week and the captain of the Navy’s namesake sub, the USS Boise, drops by Idaho Matters to chat about what they’re doing in the Gem State. Los Angeles-class fast attack submarines, like the Boise, were designed at the height of the Cold War. Over 350 feet long, these high-tech giants can cruise beneath the ocean’s surface for months at a time, running on an almost endless supply of nuclear power.

-The Western Idaho Fair has been around since 1897. It has everything from corn dogs to elephant ears to animals to rides to games. This week the fair will bring in thousands of visitors looking to have some late summer fun. Boise State Public Radio’s Laramie Lavala takes us there with an audio postcard.