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On The Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

  • Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd discusses the growth in her community
  • Big changes in the executive offices of Idaho's higher ed system
  • Efforts to provide broadband internet to rural Idahoans
  • A brand new YMCA opens in Meridian

- Meridian is the second largest city in Idaho and one of the fastest growing in the nation.  Mayor Tammy de Weerd joins Idaho Matters to talk about how that community is handling the influx of residents.

- University of Idaho president Chuck Staben shockedthe educational community when he announced his resignation at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.  The presidents of the state's three public universities will all have departed within a year of each other.  On Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we'll discuss the changing face of leadership in the Idaho secondary education system with Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News.

- High speed broadband net access is vital in today's culture.  Businesses rely on it for supply, sales, research and promotion.  It connects students to classrooms and educational opportunities unheard of just 20 years ago.  On Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we'll discuss efforts to connect rural Idahoans via broadband.

- Meridian keeps growing and a new YMCA is openingthis month to provide healthy activities and modern facilities for young and old in Northwest Ada County.  We'll talk about the amenities available at the new Y, called "The Hill."

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