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Boise will join nearly 60 cities on Monday, October 8, to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day. The observance will acknowledge the presence and contributions of Native American, Indigenous, and First Nations people of Boise. We'll speak with an Idahoan who successfully lobbied Mayor David Bieter to replace Columbus Day with this long-awaited observance.

One of the biggest decisions Idahoans will make in the upcoming Nov. 6 election is whether or not to expand Medicaid. Boise State Public Radio News has been following the initiative over the last several months. The ballot initiative has also garnered national attention, including from the journalists at HuffPost. Please join HuffPost and Boise State Public Radio for this conversation about health care in Idaho. 

The Idaho Humane Society Talks About Animal Hoarding

Sep 27, 2018
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Animal hoarding is a complex and layered issue. Now a case in Boise is bringing the issue to light. Idaho Matters talks to Dr. Jeff Rosenthal with the Idaho Humane Society about the issue and about the Society's new building.

Idaho Town Braces For Avian Invasion

Sep 20, 2018
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The city of Nampa is bracing for what’s become something of an avian invasion. Thousands of crows will soon visit the Treasure Valley city and bring a mess of feathers and droppings. Nampa is trying to get ahead of the influx by building a volunteer corps.


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The Ottoman Empire was responsible for the genocide of about 1.5 million Armenians between 1914 and 1923. Because the tragedy often slips under the radar of history books, many Armenian-Americans are committed to memorializing the event, lest it become forgotten in time. We talk with two men behind the dedication of a memorial in Boise to the Armenian Genocide.

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Proposition 1 – the measure to again legalize so-called “historical horse racing” in Idaho is getting attention this week. Opponents and advocates are speaking up about the ballot initiative voters will decide on in November.

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The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is holding a large rally this weekend in downtown Boise. The firearms group is looking to hold one of the biggest gatherings in support of gun rights in state history.

OK, so you know that typically, the decisions about what stories you hear on your podcast feed or on the radio are made by...someone else. Typically: reporters, editors and hosts.

But what if instead – YOU got to decide what stories get told? And what if you got to help report the story you’re curious about – and learn a little about how journalism is made while you’re at it?

Welcome to Wanna Know Idaho, a podcast from Boise State Public Radio.  

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Plans for a new downtown library in Boise are developing, and they could bring changes to the entire neighborhood. An old warehouse that’s been the home of Foothills School of Arts and Sciences for more than 20 years will likely meet the wrecking ball. Both the owner of the property and the school say they’ve been exploring their options.


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We asked you last week to submit your questions about wildfire in Idaho, and you stepped up! Now, it’s up to YOU to decide what story we should tell in our next episode of Wanna Know Idaho. Which of these listener-generated quandaries should we answer?

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Temperatures across Idaho are soaring as a heat wave grips the Gem State. Records have fallen and more could go by the wayside.

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Boise lawyer TJ Jones built his Victorian house 125 years ago in the Central Addition neighborhood.

“In 1893 when Jones finished his house," says current owner and occupant Frank Eld, "there was an article in the Statesman that said ‘TJ Jones has finished his house in the Central Addition…and he has a very unusual china cabinet in the dining room.’ And this is it.”

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A Holocaust denier who recently ran a failed campaign for the U.S. Senate in California has told North Idaho residents he wants to build a “regional capital” there.

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The city of Boise’s program doling out compost for free to residents who want it has exceeded expectations in its first year.

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118 goats chomped on rosebuds, bushes and lawns for nearly two hours as they clip-clopped down a Boise neighborhood street Friday morning.

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Firefighters continue making gains on the Sharps Fire burning in the Wood River Valley. However, the hundreds of people on the fire lines aren’t getting any breaks from the weather. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the region.

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Much of last year’s damage to the Boise Greenbelt has been repaired after heavy snowfall melted into a rushing torrent that chomped on pieces of the riverbank, but one part of the trail still needs to be put back together.

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The sky across much of Idaho is noticeably diminished as smoke from a range of wildfires hovers in the atmosphere. As firefighters continue to battle large fires in the western and central regions of the state, meetings to keep area residents up to speed are planned.


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Idaho body image activist Amy Pence-Brown has been part of the movement to get people to accept women's bodies as they are, not as some unreachable ideal. And now she's talking about age in the same way. Pence-Brown was featured in a Time article "Can Gen X Women Love Their Bodies?"

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The Idaho Human Rights Commission has seen a 10 percent uptick in the number of sexual harassment complaints filed since October 2017. Speaking on Idaho Matters Monday, commission director Ben Earwicker says the increase is in part because of the #MeToo movement.

Iconic Nampa Water Tower To Meet The Wrecking Ball

Jul 17, 2018
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A Monday night city council meeting in the Treasure Valley sealed the fate of a local landmark thousands drive past every day.


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Retired Boise priest Father Thomas Faucher is in jail awaiting trial on numerous charges stemming from child pornography. Months after being served eviction papers by the local archdiocese, the church has sold the house after performing a famous ritual.


For Sale Coldwell Banker House Sold
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The blazing hot real estate market in Ada County has just set two new records and it's all about the numbers.

Four Meridian Executives Face Prison Time

Jul 9, 2018
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On Tuesday, four ex-business executives from Meridian will face a magistrate judge before being sent to prison for numerous counts of fraud. This comes after four years of appeals and legal proceedings.

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Images of a young girl adorned in a flower print dress sit next to daisies and roses – her favorite flowers. Elsewhere, photos of that same girl show her lovingly tapping her father on the head and celebrating Eid, the end of Ramadan.

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