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In Wake Of El Paso Shooting, Idaho's Latino Population Feels "Exposed"

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Idaho Statesman
Rebecca De Leon, communications director for the Community Council of Idaho, hands out free Thanksgiving turkeys at the council’s Head Start location in Caldwell. ";

The Community Council of Idaho is the oldest nonprofit serving Latinos in the state. One of its programs is Head Start, transporting children ages 5 and younger from their homes to daycare. Recently, a bus driver with the program in Caldwell reported a threatening incident with a driver in a nearby car. This was around the same time of a mass shooting that targeted Latinos in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Aug. 3. We check in with Nicole Foy of the Idaho Statesman, who has been following the story.

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!