On The Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 25, 2019
  • Republican Oregon legislators are hiding in Idaho.
  • The Advocate's Idaho Champions of Pride for 2019.
  • Boise State's Allie Ostrander crushes third straight track championship.
  • Treasure Valley Bosnians and Herzegovinians celebrate their heritage.

- A number of Oregon state senators left the Salem capitol last week rather than vote on a climate change bill in the statehouse. Some of them have claimed to be holed up in Idaho, under the protection of The Real Three Percent of Idaho. On Wednesday's Idaho Matters, we talk with Boise State Public Radio's Guns & America reporter, Heath Druzin, about this strange episode in Oregon politics.

- Each year, The Advocate chooses two people from each state who excel in advancing equality for LGBTQ communities. This year, the magazine selected Idaho State Representative John McCrostie and student activist Liam Neupert as Idaho recipients of the 2019 award. McCrostie and Neupert join Idaho Matters to talk about elevating the rights of LGBTQ+ Idahoans.

- Earlier this month, Boise State's Allie Ostrander blew away the competition in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. This was her third straight championship in this event. Ostrander slows down to join Idaho Matters to discuss this achievement and earning the Mountain West Conference's Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year.

- This Saturday is the 5th Annual Bosnian and Herzegovinian Heritage Day at Kleiner Park in Meridian.  Idaho Matters talks about the history and traditions of the region's Bosnian and Herzegovinian communities with Maya Duratovic and Patty Miller from the Basque Museum and Cultural Center on the role of Boise's Basques in helping them to settle in Idaho.