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Right after Republican Gov. Brad Little announced his decision to keep the state in stage 4 of his COVID-19 reopening plan, the Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable is here to dissect the week's news and help us understand what it means. 

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For this Friday's Reporter Roundtable, we're joined by Boise State Public Radio's Madelyn Beck, the Associated Press's Rebecca Boone and the Idaho Press's Margaret Carmel

They discuss the ever-evolving school reopening plan, Idaho's record-setting coronavirus spike, Boise's new police chief Ryan Lee, efforts to recall Boise Mayor McLean and more.

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Today on the weekly Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable, Boise State Public Radio's Heath Druzin, Kevin Richert of Idaho Ed News and Idaho Statesman Opinion Editor Scott McIntosh discuss the state's School Reopening Plan, racist counter-protesters at racial justice rallies and the state's spike in coronavirus cases. 

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Today, our Reporter Roundtable has all the news you need to know from the past week, including the recent spike in coronavirus cases in the Magic Valley, how Idaho schools are planning to safely reopen and what new developments are coming to our area despite the pandemic.

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Today on the Reporter Roundtable: Boise State Public Radio’s Heath Druzin and The Idaho Press’s Betsy Russell and Margaret Carmel join Idaho Matters to talk about stage two of reopening the state — which begins tomorrow — plus Governor Brad Little’s controversial move to open bars two weeks early. 



Today on the Reporter Roundtable: Boise State Public Radio’s James Dawson, The Idaho Statesman’s Nicole Foy, and KIVI’s Mike Sharp join Idaho Matters to talk about reopening Idaho, a huge dip in state revenue, loans for farmers and much more. 

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This week's Reporter Roundtable has a little bit of everything from the week's news: abortion funding at the state legislature, possible restrictions for transgender athletes in Idaho, state officials preparing for coronavirus spread and the arraingment of an Eastern Idaho woman in connection to the disappearance of her children. 

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Legislative session is in full swing here in Idaho. Our own Jimmy Dawson, Kevin Richert (Idaho Ed News) and Don Day (BoiseDev) explain what's gone down this week in the capitol and beyond. 

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It's been a busy first week after the holidays. To break it all down, tune in to the Reporter Roundtable as reporters Heath Druzin of Boise State Public Radio, Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press and Nicole Foy of the Idaho Statesman join us.


From Medicaid to Boise Mayor Dave Bieter's exit, the Reporter Roundtable brings you the biggest headlines of the week — and what to expect heading into the legislative session. For this first Roundtable of 2020, we're joined by reporters James Dawson of Boise State Public Radio, Margaret Carmel with the Idaho Press and Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Statesman.

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This week’s Reporter Roundtable panel of Rebecca Boone with the Associated Press, Mike Sharpe from KIVI and Nicole Foy of the Idaho Statesman talk you through the biggest headlines from the week. On tap? Higher education tuition freezes, new numbers of sexual victimization in juvenile detention facilities, mental health on social media for teens and much more. 

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From historic Boise and Caldwell runoff elections to the surprise retirement of Idaho Rep. Mat Erpelding (D-Boise), the Reporter Roundtable brings you the biggest headlines of the week. We're joined by reporters Melissa Davlin with Idaho Public Television, Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Statesman and Margaret Carmel with the Idaho Press.

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After a week of national news consuming headlines, let the Idaho Matters Friday Reporter Roundtable get you caught up on important stories out of Idaho from this week. Check in with Idaho Public Television's Melissa Davlin and Bill Manny, along with Mike Sharp from KIVI 6 On Your Side. 

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Controversy in Caldwell, the Boise mayoral runoff, and more. The expert panel of Scott McIntosh with the Idaho Statesman, Margaret Carmel from the Idaho Press and Seth Ogilvie of IPTV give you the must know info for this week's news on the Reporter Roundtable from Idaho Matters.

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State budget cuts, sea changes in local politics after this week's elections, and a revision to the "historic" nature of Boise's mayoral race. The Reporter Roundtable digs into the impact of these results with an expert panel of Kevin Richert from Idaho EdNews, Betsy Russell from Idaho Press and James Dawson from Boise State Public Radio.

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The gloves are off in the race to become Boise's next mayor. Our panel of reporters dig into the latest on the upcoming November 5 election, as well as a cellphone ban that's gone into effect in Meridian. Plus, could proposed Medicaid waivers affect family planning services in Idaho? Catch up on all the news you might have missed this week with the Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable. 

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Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) refuses to answer questions about President Donald Trump, a legislator pushes to defund Boise State University, and a new Boise City Council debate. The Reporter Roundtable recaps these headlines and more on Idaho Matters.

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On the Reporter Roundtable, Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Statesman, Rebecca Boone with the Associated Press, Heath Druzin of Boise State Public Radio and Guns & America talk about vaccination controversies, presidential candidate’s gun policies, and more. Be sure to listen in as Melissa Davlin hosts this week’s edition of the Reporter Roundtable.

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On this week's Reporter Roundtable, we discuss the controversy surrounding President Trump's call to Ukraine's leader and the response from Idaho's congressional delegation, Micron's intellectual property suits and the opioid crisis in Idaho. Journalists Melissa Davlin of Idaho Public Television, Mike Sharp of KIVI and Madelyn Beck of the Mountain West News Bureau keep the conversation flowing.

President Trump's education department stops in Idaho, Boise delivers its state of the city address, and all day kindergarten. Our panel of Kevin Richert of Idaho Ed News, Nicole Foy of the Idaho Statesman, and Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Statesman bring you these stories and more on this week's Reporter Roundtable.

Brent Coles makes headlines in the mayoral race, vaping leading to a pneumonia-like illness, Greyhound Bus leaves downtown Boise...these stories and more on the Reporter Roundtable today on Idaho Matters.

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  Ammon Bundy buys a gun, there's a new — but familiar — name in the Boise Mayoral race, a new voter ballot initiative kicks off, plus delicious fruits from Canyon County...those are just some of the topics on the reporter roundtable today on Idaho Matters.



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