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On The Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • Fighting food poverty in the Wood River Valley.
  • Cleaning Boise's wastewater.
  • Preventing elder abuse.
  • Cancer survivors gather to raise awareness.

- St. Luke's is partnering with the Hunger Coalition to alleviate instances of food poverty in the Wood River Valley. Idaho Matters talks with Erin Pfaeffle, director of community engagement with St. Luke's and Jeanne Liston, executive director of the Hunger Coalition about these efforts. 

- Boise's Water Renewal Service employs innovative technology to cleanse the city's used wastewater. On Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we talk with Boise Public Works director Steve Burgos about how they reclaim 10 billion gallons of water a year and what the water can be re-used for.

- June is National Elder Abuse Prevention Month and the Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults (JAVA) is partnering with Assistant U.S. District Attorney Sean Mazorol to bring attention to the warning signs of elder abuse. Idaho Matters talks with Marozol and Mary Holden, JAVA's coordinator about spotting the signs of and reporting elder abuse.

- The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life takes place on June 21 and we talk with ACS - Ada County's Whitney Stoolman about the organization's premier fundraising event.