Idaho News

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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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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 Kevin Richert of Idaho Ed News, Mike Sharp of KIVI Six On Your Side Television and Seth Ogilvie of Idaho Public Televison.

  • Reporter Roundtable.
  • Wildfires and snowmelt in the West.
  • World War II planes come to Nampa.

  • Con-Con Part Two.
  • A deep dive into fish stocking in Idaho.
  • How eating CHIP (not chips!) can be healthy.
  • Soccer Friendly camps for kids.

gun rally
Heath Druzin / Boise State Public Radio

Two recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton have left more than 30 people dead and dozens wounded. The debate over guns in America and who should have them is front and center after the shootings and remarks from President Donald Trump about “Red Flag” laws. Reporter Heath Druzin with Boise State Public Radio and Guns & America has been covering the Idaho reaction to this story. He joins us on Idaho Matters.

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Valley Regional Transit voted Monday to increase bus fares by 50%. It’s VRT’s first fare increase in 16 years, and they predict ridership numbers will decline by up to 10%.

 

  • Idaho reacts to recent shootings.
  • Boise 4th grader wants to go solar without building power lines.
  • Just what is the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship anyway?
  • Boise River Boogie.

  • Chronic wasting disease gets closer to Idaho.
  • The Sofa Diaries.
  • Sun Valley Film Festival: the summer version.
  • Boy Sees Beautiful.

Tess Goodwin, Boise State Public Radio

When Robin Fehlau was planning her move to Boise eight years ago, something peculiar kept throwing off her housing search: homes in Boise County kept on showing up, all of which were miles and miles away from her office. She soon realized it was because Boise is not actually in Boise County, confusing both search engines and Robin herself. This left her curious, which soon led her to ask Wanna Know Idaho.

  • DACA students and Idaho scholarships.
  • Inspiring younger voters.
  • A female Julius Caesar.
  • Why are there counties and cities with the same name but the city is not in the county?

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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 Gemma Gaudette this week are Betsy Russell with the Idaho Press, Mike Sharp from KIVI Six On Your Side Television and Don Day with Boisedev.

Tess Goodwin, Boise State Public Radio

When Robin Fehlau was planning her move to Boise eight years ago, something peculiar kept throwing off her housing search: homes in Boise County kept on showing up, all of which were miles and miles away from her office.

  • Our Reporter Roundtable rounds up the news of the week.
  • Looking back in time with Galaxy Clusters.
  • Bull riding in Hailey.

  • Idaho Redistricting Redux.
  • Valley Regional Transit gets more Late Night Lyft.
  • Keeping Idaho schools safe.
  • The Peregrine Fund helps Aplomado Falcons recover.

Tess Goodwin/ Boise State Public Radio

Mayor Dave Bieter literally let the dogs out this Tuesday at the grand opening of Together Treasure Valley Dog Island in Ann Morrison Park.

 

Boise State Public Radio

  • Boise scooter riders deal with some new regulations. 
  • Sockeye struggling on their return to Idaho this summer. 
  • A species of moths are killing trees in Idaho forests.
  • An alternative school in Boise is the subject of a new documentary.

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