4th of July

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During a normal 4th of July in Boise, thousands of people flock to city parks like Ann Morrison to have a picnic, enjoy the day and watch fireworks. 

 

But this year has been anything but normal. 

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In the wake of the Central District Health Department's order to pull Ada County back to Stage 3 restrictions, due to a recent eruption of COVID-19 cases, Mayor Lauren McLean issued a separate public health order for the City of Boise, intended to remain in effect for at least 30 days.

Tess Goodwin, Boise State Public Radio

For pyromaniacs and patriots alike, fireworks on the Fourth of July are a long-standing tradition. For some families, though, it’s also about some extra income.

 

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For many, wading into Independence Day traffic is a necessary evil of the holiday. This year, Idaho is expected to reach a record high of travelers over the weekend, eclipsing the numbers from 2018.

 

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The 4th of July falling in the middle of the week allows for a range of travel options. Experts predict a record number of people will be on the move for Independence Day.

On The Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jun 26, 2018

  • Kids and social media.
  • McCall's alcohol ban, one year later.
  • Key federal conservation fund scheduled to expire.
  • A look at the third installment of 'Our Changing Idaho.'

On The Thursday, June 14, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jun 13, 2018

  • Firework safety and legality ahead of the 4th of July
  • Valley officials discuss mass transit
  • A look at the physiology of the X-Gamer
  • Boise Weekly's George Prentice talks movies

- There's some confusion regarding the legality of aerial fireworks in the Gem State and on Thursday's Idaho Matters we parse out what you can buy.