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On The Monday, October 28, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

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  • Boise Mayoral Conversations: Wayne Richey.
  • Apprenticeships for refugees.
  • Student Veterans of America in Idaho.

- We'll continue our interviews with candidates vying to be Boise's next mayor. Today, we're talking with one of the most controversial candidates: Wayne Richey. He argues the city should be made less attractive to slow down exponential growth.
- Idaho's unemloyment rate is almost a full percentage lower than the national one, at 2.9%. That means some jobs go unfilled, including some essential ones in the medial industry. An apprenticeship program at Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Boise brings refugees looking for opportunities beyond low-wage work together with an employer in need of reliable and ambitous workers. 

- The University of Idaho has a chapter of SVA, Student Veterans of America. In advance of Veterans Day, one leader in that group hopes to raise money to send members of the group to a conference tying higher education and veterans together. 

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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!