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On The Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

  • Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd discusses serving through four terms of growth.
  • State lawmakers propose aiding veterans with fertility services.
  • IDOC will provide new releases with official identification for jobs, rentals, etc.

- Tammy de Weerd announced she would not seek a fifth term as Meridian's mayor. De Weerd joins Idaho Matters to talk about skippering the bedroom community through unprecedented growth.

- Sometimes wounds of war affect veterans in ways that make having children difficult. Recent legislation has proposed the government help these veterans with fertilization services. On the Wednesday edition of Idaho Matters, we'll discuss these efforts and ask why they haven't been previously addressed.

- One of the many challenges met by recently-released state inmates is a lack of identification. This can make it difficult to rent a home or get a job and it creates further problems when dealing with the DMV or probation departments. A new program makes sure recently released felons are not starting over from behind the eight ball by providing ID on release.