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Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: August 21, 2020

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Utah Food Bank volunteers bring food to cars waiting in line at the food bank's mobile food pantry Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Salt Lake City, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Right after Republican Gov. Brad Little announced his decision to keep the state in stage 4 of his COVID-19 reopening plan, the Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable is here to dissect the week's news and help us understand what it means. 

We cover $2.56M in state funding for the Idaho Food Bank to help with increased demand, in-person school reopening in Twin Falls and what it would take to fix the U.S. Postal Service (hint: Congress). 

Our panelists today: 

  • Rachel Cohen of Boise State Public Radio News
  • Mike Sharp of KIVI 6 On Your Side
  • Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Statesman 

As COVID-19 cases spread through the U.S. and Idaho, we’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. You can get updated info on cases, closures and how to stay healthy at any time on our Coronavirus news blog.

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

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