Idaho Statesman

The McClatchy Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday in New York. The media company owns 30 local newspapers, including the Idaho Statesman, which McClatchy acquired in 2006 when it bought the Knight Ridder newspaper chain.

 


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The learning gap between Idaho Latino students and their peers is significant, according to an intensive review of data from school districts across the Gem State. The Latino Learning Project, a collaboration of Idaho EdNews and the Idaho Statesman, has detailed the gaps in the English and language arts and math proficiencies, revealing significant disparities in a number of school districts in southern Idaho.

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Idaho Statesman reporter Kate Talerico recently revealed the massive amount of out-of-state monies flooding the Idaho statehouse in an effort to influence votes one way or another on voter-approved Medicaid expansion. Talerico joins Idaho Matters to parse out the money trail and how it is influencing policy in the Gem State.

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Idaho Public Television aired this weekend's political debates; State Superintendent of Public Education on Friday night and the 2nd Congressional District on Sunday. Idaho Matters breaks down the candidates' responses and how the performances will play out on Election Day.

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We review the week's headlines with our team of regional journalists. This week our roundtable is Bill Manny of the Idaho Statesman, Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News, and Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press.

On The Friday, August 24, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Aug 23, 2018

  • Our team of journalists breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Idaho prison inmates are on the front lines battling wildfires.

The University of Idaho athletic director was fired by the State Board of Education. We talk with Idaho Statesman sports reporter Chadd Crippe.

We review the week's headlines with a team of regional journalists.  This week we speak with the Nicole Foy from the Idaho Press, Seth Ogilvie from Idaho Public Television and The Idaho Statesman's Cynthia Sewell.

On The Friday, August 10, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Aug 9, 2018

  • Our team of Idaho reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • We look at how kids are focusing on playing just one sport.
  • The Boise Weekly's George Prentice reviews the summer's box office winners and losers.

- We review the week's headlines with a team of regional journalists.  This week we speak with the Nicole Foy from the Idaho Press and The Idaho Statesman's Cynthia Sewell.

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We assemble a panel of Idaho journalists to discuss the week's events in Boise, the Treasure Valley and beyond. This week we're joined by Bill Manny from the Idaho Statesman, and Betsy Russell and Scott McIntosh from the Idaho Press. We cover all the week's topics, even escaping goats!

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Kevin Davenport has been covering science content for the Idaho Statesman this summer. He joins Idaho Matters to talk about algae blooms, bee colony collapse and a plague affecting humans and pets alike.

On The Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jul 23, 2018

  • The new director of Idaho's Division of Veterans Services discusses caring for America's heros.
  • Idaho's Human Rights Commission addresses the rises in sexual harassment claims.
  • We look at the region's Basque heritage and upcoming Basque festival.
  • Kevin Davenport focuses on STEM stories this summer for the Statesman.

We assemble a panel of Idaho journalists to discuss the week's events in Boise, the Treasure Valley and beyond. This week we're joined by Bill Manny of the Idaho StatesmanIdaho Public Television's Melissa Davlin and Betsy Russell of The Idaho Press.

On The Friday, July 20, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jul 19, 2018

  • Our team of Idaho reporters breaks down the week's headlines.
  • Reporter Davia Nelson visits the Basque tradition of the Annual Sheepherder's Ball.

We assemble our team of Idaho journalists to discuss the week's events in Boise, the Treasure Valley and beyond. This week we have BIll Manny of the Idaho Statesman, Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Press and Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News join host Gemma Gaudette.

We assemble our team of Idaho journalists to discuss the week's events in Boise, the Treasure Valley and beyond. This week we have Bill Manny of the Idaho Statesman, Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press-Tribune and Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News join host Tom Michael.

On The Friday, June 1, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

May 31, 2018

  • Friday Reporter Roundtable.
  •  A deeper look into movie poster art.

Idaho Reporters' Roundtable: May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018
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Gemma Gaudette discusses the week's events with a roundtable of Idaho journalists including Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press-Idaho, Bill Manny, community engagement editor with the Idaho Statesman and Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press-Tribune.

Primary Debates

Apr 30, 2018

The 2018 primary elections are weeks away and candidates from all parties are meeting for debates. This weekend will see six major state debates and on Idaho Matters, we speak with Melissa Davlin and Seth Ogilvie of Idaho Reports on Idaho Public Television to get the Monday morning recap. 

Reporters' Roundtable: Week Of April 23rd

Apr 27, 2018

A panel of reporters joins Gemma Gaudette to discuss the week's news affecting the Treasure Valley and Idaho, including education legislation from the 2018 session, Medicaid expansion proposals and the upcoming primary elections.

Breaking Down The SPLC's Hate Group Analysis

Apr 23, 2018
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The Southern Poverty Law Center has been investigating and documenting hate groups in America since 1979; the group was formed in 1971 as a nonprofit civil rights firm.

New Publisher To Lead Idaho Statesman

Apr 23, 2018
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There’s a new publisher at the Idaho Statesman. The paper’s leader comes to the Gem State following a stint with the nation’s biggest newspaper publisher, Gannett.

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A debate about four Washington state dams has put the spotlight back on a longstanding story about salmon. The Idaho Statesman has begun a series about the endangered species, which asks whether destroying the dams will be enough to save the fish. Frankie Barnhill sat down with Statesman reporter Rocky Barker to learn more about what’s at stake.
 

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The Idaho Statesman has joined some other red-state newspapers in endorsing the Democratic candidate for president. Hillary Clinton picked up the paper’s support in an editorial published last week. The last time The Statesman endorsed a Democrat for president was Barack Obama’s first campaign in 2008.

Update, 4:06 p.m.: The Ada County Sheriff's Office says the SUV and the bodies of a woman and three kids have been brought to the shore. The driver was a 40-year-old woman and in the car were three children: a girl age 12, a boy age 10 and a girl age six.

Witnesses said it appeared to have been a deliberate act, though that part of the incident is still under investigation. Boise Fire is working on recovering while Ada County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash.

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