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As COVID-19 Breaks Records, Boise Mayor Talks About Mask Usage And The Election

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Local officials across the country are continuing to battle the health and economic fallout from COVID-19. In Boise, Mayor Lauren McLean was just two months into her tenure when Idaho had its first confirmed case of the coronavirus. Our Morning Edition host George Prentice spoke with Mayor McLean this week about the pandemic, her hopes for a statewide mask mandate, the new Boise Fire Chief and her opinions on the presidential election.

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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!
George Prentice has been honored for his decades-long career in broadcast and print journalism. As news editor of Boise Weekly, he won multiple awards for his investigative reporting and took home top prizes in the fields of crime/courts, environmental, health, religion and feature reporting.