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Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: August 6, 2021

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Darin Oswald
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Idaho Statesman
It’s hard to miss the unusual pink tree in Boise’s new Cherie Buckner-Webb Park at the corner of Bannock and 11th streets. People gravitate to the swinging benches that drop from “Gentle Breeze,” a public art piece by New York artist Matthew Mazzotta.

From a water shortage in the face of climate change, a new park in Boise dedicated to a trailblazing Democratic politician, a huge new housing proposal in Ada County and the latest a contentious House Ethics Hearing — there's a lot to cover on the Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable.

Our journalist panel today:

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.