Violence

  • A domestic violence survivor shares her story to raise awareness.
  • Idaho's Opportunity Scholarship provides financial aid for adult learners.
  • The Boise Period Project describes their first distribution event.
  • The World Center for Birds of Prey holds an auction for Gem State education.

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The Boise community gathered outside city hall Monday in a show of unity and defiance against violence. Mayor David Bieter spoke to those gathered, thanking Boiseians for their support and urging all to stand up to hatred and violence. Mayor Bieter joined Gemma Gaudette in studio to talk about the healing process facing the community.

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Idaho Matters discusses the horrific attack that took place in Boise Saturday evening. We're joined in studio by Boise Police Chief William Bones, City of Boise spokesperson Mike Journee, Boise State Public Radio reporter James Dawson, Idaho state senator Grant Burgoyne, International Rescue Committee development manager James Brownson and St. Luke's Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, Jeni Emerizy.

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There are discussions about creating a new rating system for films with excessive violence. Boise Weekly film critic George Prentice talks about this and why a film about a 30-year-long game of tag might be the movie of the summer.

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Idaho Falls saw an increase in violent crimes in 2015, but state data shows criminal offenses are still below statistics from 10 years ago.

The Post Register reports that according to data from the 2015 Crime in Idaho report, the Idaho Falls Police Department received a total of 3,900 reports in 2015, which is a 6.4 percent increase from the previous year.

In 2005, reported offenses totaled 4,866, according to past reports.

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The Centers for Disease Control says one in five women is sexually assaulted in college, a statistic that prompted the White House to release guidelines to help those victims.