On The Monday, August 13, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:
- How refugee families are coping with June assault
- Lessons learned from Dallas bike share failures
- Reducing child abuse with the Idaho Children's Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho
- Students compete in Science Olympiad
- On a Saturday night, the last night in June, a group of families, who had found refuge in Boise, were gathered to celebrate a child's birthday. A man - a transient with an extensive record who had been staying at the apartment complex - entered the party and stabbed at everyone in attendance. By the time it was over, nine people - children and adults - had been stabbed. The three-year-old birthday girl passed away days later. We'll look at how that community is coping with this tragedy and how they'll move forward in this community.
- Five different dockless bike share companies have set up shop in Dallas in the last year. In a matter of weeks, three shuttered and left town, leaving behind nearly 20,000 unused bicycles. We'll speak with a Dallas reporter who covered the rise and fall of Dallas' bike share industry and David Fotsch, director of Boise Green Bike about the lessons that can be learned from this.
- The Idaho Children's Trust Fund/Prevent Child Abuse Idaho provides funding, training and technical assistance to community-based programs working to strengthen families in order to prevent child abuse and neglect in Idaho. We'll speak with the fund's director about advocacy and prevention efforts.
- Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 8,000 teams in all 50 states. We'll talk with participants from Idaho's team about STEM education.