Idaho News

  • 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.

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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.

Boise State Public Radio

  • Anthropologists study how climate change will impact National Parks. 
  • Dealing with wildfire smoke this summer? Here's a checklist to stay safe.
  • A new film is being produced in the City of Trees this summer. 
  • Get ready for Goathead Fest in Boise.  

Boise State Public Radio

  • Eastern Oregon has a new pot shop – with lots of Idaho customers. 
  • Is the high altitude getting you down? 
  • Zero Waste Boise Institute and the City of Boise on rethinking our habits. 
  • "Les Miserables" comes to Boise. 

Visit Sun Valley

A version of this segment originally aired on June 8, 2018. 

Light pollution is the presence of artificial light in the night sky and as development has increased throughout the west, astronomers lament the lack clean, dark skies to observe the heavens. Fortunately, Idaho is home to some of the darkest skies in America and we talk about efforts to create a "dark sky reserve" with Stanley mayor Steve Botti and former Ketchum mayor Nina Jonas. 

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A controversial statement from an Idaho Republican leader, an Eastern Idaho wildfire that threatened a nuclear facility and a new buffered bike lane in Boise that’s confusing some drivers. All that, plus reporter banter and commentary, on this week's edition of the Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable. 

The Idaho Foodbank

June was Dairy Month at the Idaho Foodbank. Albertson’s helped raise money for milk; Girl Scouts provided the cookies … but the largest donation was a brand new refrigerated truck from Dairy West to add to their fleet of 10 others.


Boise State Public Radio

  • Gun violence research.
  • Public TV special on Native American photos.
  • Basque women and resilence.
  • "Remembering how to be human."

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Valley Regional Transit, or VRT, is looking to increase bus fare by 50% this summer. That will raise the price of a ride from $1.00 to $1.50.


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With an estimated 68,000 dogs in Boise, it’s no surprise that the city is well known for its Fido-friendly community. However, only around 9,000 dogs have the licensing required by the city.


  • Should Idaho parents have to pay for full-day kindergarten?
  • Helping residents become well-rounded doctors in rural Idaho.
  • Idaho man exonerated in Angie Dodge murder case.

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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 George Prentice with Boise State Public Radio.

Craters Of The Moon National Monument

About a month after the Apollo 11 moon landing, astronauts travelled to Craters of the Moon National Monument to prepare for the next lunar expedition. Since then, the site has served as an important research hub for astronauts and scientists alike, who study rock formations and lava flows.


  • Our Reporter Roundtable rounds up the news of the week.
  • National Ice Cream Day helps Idaho Foodbank.

  • Teton School District drops its mascot.
  • Getting in the water this summer? How to be safe.
  • Organic research on pregnant women in the Treasure Valley.
  • Boise has a new Cultural Ambassador.

Katherine Jones/ Idaho Statesman

The streets of Meridian will soon be filled with the hum and zip of electric scooters. The city recently approved an agreement allowing Bird Scooters to deploy between 100 to 150 scooters at first, but eventually 500.


  • BLM headquarters moving to Colorado?
  • 1969: Astronauts land on Idaho’s Craters of the Moon.
  • Indian Relay at the Fort Hall Reservation.

  • Boise State diversity controversy.
  • Summer heat and homeless families in Boise.
  • Time for warthogs, hyenas, baboons and Nile crocodiles.

  • Health care providers prepare for Medicaid Expansion.
  • Helping kids get healthy in Idaho.
  • Children with special needs get a helping hand in the Magic Valley.
  • Idaho fantasy author goes to Comic Con.

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Friday means it's time for the Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable where we get you up to date on all the news that made headlines around our region this week.

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A recent, and deadly, Boise house fire has a lot of people thinking about smoke detectors. We chat with Idaho Statesman reporter Katy Moeller who covered the story and learned a lot about fire alarms.

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Experiencing homelessness puts a huge strain on people — and it’s amplified if they have any pets. That’s because Boise shelters won’t let animals inside.


  • Our Friday Reporter Roundtable.
  • We take a walk for pancreatic cancer.
  • Deadly house fires and the need for smoke detectors.