On The Thursday, December 13, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Dec 12, 2018
  • Efforts to streamline the adoption process.
  • Food insecurity in the Wood River Valley.
  • An Idaho Native Rocks 'American Ninja Warrior.'

Idaho Matters examines the process with a St. Luke's program director and a parent who has adopted a child.

- Although the Wood River Valley is known for its low unemployment and booming tourist economy, many residents suffer from food insecurity. Housing costs are high, employment is seasonal and groceries are expensive. On Thursday's Idaho Matters, we look at regional economies that are bucking national trends.

- Salmon native Lance Pekus attacks the American Ninja Warrior courses with the fury and style of a true Idahoan; in blue jeans and a cowboy hat. Pekus, the "Cowboy Ninja," joins Idaho Matters to talk about representing the Gem State in one of the most difficult physical competitions in the world.