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On The Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • Boise mayoral race preview.
  • Private lands made public.
  • Endangered Northern Caribou.

 - In many ways, the Boise mayoral race is a referendum on the future of the City of Trees. Jasper LiCalzi from the College of Idaho joins Idaho Matters to dissect the politics of this local race -- from the front runners to the dark horses, and a look at a former disgraced mayor who is trying for a comeback.

- Idaho has some of the highest percentage of public land of any state in the West. We talk with a leader from the Idaho Association of Counties about a program that converts some private agricultural and timber land to public land, taking it off the tax rolls. 

- Earlier in 2019, the last Woodland Caribou were removed from the Idaho, Washington and Montana, to attempt a rehabilitation project in British Columbia. Rocky Barker joins Idaho Matters to detail what must be done if the caribou are ever to return to the Continental United States.

Correction: In the original post, we incorrectly stated someone from the Idaho State Land Board would be on the show. For the second segment of the day we brought on a guest from the Idaho Association of Counties. 

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