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Katy Moeller/ Idaho Statesman

The garden at Hillview United Methodist Church was raided the morning of Wednesday, August 21, while church employees worked inside. They stole dozens of bags of vegetables, which church staff suspect they plan to resell, and damaged many plants.

  • How to free an inmate.
  • The Constitution in a Crucible.
  • Refugee drowning deaths.
  • St. Luke's Children's Pavilion.

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Few people look forward to going through airport security — especially if there are long lines.


  • Can you bring your gun to the County Fair?
  • A chat with the NEA President.
  • A year in movies and the Toronto Film Fest.

  • A talk with Boise's mayor about homelessness and housing.
  • "The Fickle Financiers of Elections?"
  • Return to Mount Kennedy

Becky Bohrer / AP Photo

Our regular Friday segment goes deep on the predatory landlords in Boise, school security in the West Ada District, state budget issues and public discussions and rulemaking on gender markers on birth certificates, immunizations and more. 

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In 2017, only 20.3% of registered voters cast their ballot in Nampa’s mayoral election. This year, Conservation Voters for Idaho is providing bilingual information about the importance of voting in local elections.

 

Tess Goodwin/ Boise State Public Radio

On a hot August afternoon, breads, biscotti and cinnamon rolls cover nearly every surface of Georgia White’s kitchen.

 

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  • Idaho Matters and the Reporter Roundtable. 
  • Ketchum native and filmmaker A.J. Eaton. 
  • New music festival in Hailey to wrap up summer. 

Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson spent some time in the Treasure Valley last week. Calling Idaho a great place to live during his visit, he spent time with some of our state lawmakers. Idaho Senator Cherie Buckner Webb had an opportunity to speak with Secretary Ben Carson and she said Idaho is in the midst of a housing crisis.

Darin Oswald, Idaho Statesman

Usually, the Sunday before school starts is the last day to enjoy a dip in one of Boise’s seven public pools. (The indoors Aquatics Center located in the Downtown Boise YMCA is technically a Boise public pool, and is open year-round.) But in response to community requests, Boise is breaking tradition this year, keeping Borah pool open almost two weeks longer, and extending Ivywild’s hours through Labor Day weekend.

 

Midas Gold

The charitable giving arm of Midas Gold, the Stibnite Foundation, recently announced the formation of its board. The group will decide how mine money is awarded to local causes.

 

  • Boise State's new president stops by for a chat.
  • New study looks into public perceptions of red flag laws. 
  • How do you keep drones from flying into each other?

Navy Week In Idaho

Aug 19, 2019
U.S. Navy

What does the U.S. Navy mean to Idaho? Monday kicks of Navy Week and the captain of the Navy’s namesake sub, the USS Boise, drops by Idaho Matters to chat about what they’re doing in the Gem State. Los Angeles-class fast attack submarines, like the Boise, were designed at the height of the Cold War. Over 350 feet long, these high-tech giants can cruise beneath the ocean’s surface for months at a time, running on an almost endless supply of nuclear power.

  • Taxed out of your home.
  • Inside the Southern Idaho Scleroderma Support Group.
  • Navy Week in Idaho.
  • Take a trip with us to the Western Idaho Fair!

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It’s time for our Reporter Roundtable, where we get you up to date on all the news that made headlines around our region. Joining us this week are Betsy Russell with the Idaho Press, Don Day with Boisedev.com and Nicole Foy of the Idaho Statesman.

  • Reporter Roundtable Time!
  • Using FirstNet on Idaho wildfires.
  • Cutting down Bogus Basin trees.

Boise Mayor David Bieter’s vision of a streetcar in Downtown Boise may be moving closer to reality. The Idaho Statesman reports the Capital City Development Corporation is setting aside almost $600,000 in its next budget for a Boise “circulator.” Where’s the money coming from?

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Washington State University is ending their firearm storage services for students, saying no universities offer these services anymore. But a similar program still exists in Idaho.

 

  • University of Idaho president sits down for an interview.
  • Is the Boise Streetcar getting traction?

  • Teacher evaluations.
  • Hepatitis A hits the Treasure Valley.
  • Confronting barriers when you're deaf and going to the doctor's office.
  • Don't dump that old couch in a canal.

Michael Lycklama / Idaho Statesman

Boise High received unanimous approval from the Boise School Board Monday to change its mascot from Braves to Brave. But, the process could take several years to complete.


  • Salmon and dam removal.
  • Keeping kids safe while playing football.
  • Coping with back-to-school anxiety.
  • Conservation dogs find quagga mussels.
  • Girl Boy Scout numbers on the rise in Wyoming.

Boise Library
Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

The future of Boise’s main library remains up in the air. After citizen petitions asking for a vote on whether to vote for or against the librarycity council meetings on a possible second voter question, and a lot of confusion, the Boise City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed November special election on the project. So what is the city proposing? Can anyone testify at the public hearing? And what happens next? Idaho Matters asks Don Day of Boisedev.com those questions.

  • Boise High School considers mascot change.
  • The City of Boise plans library hearing.
  • Boise getting hotter, literally.
  • Boise Comic Arts Festival returns for 7th year.

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