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Doctors Concerned As Coronavirus Cases Climb in Idaho

Idaho Matters is joined weekly by our panel of St. Luke's and St. Alphonsus medical experts to answer more of your COVID-19 questions. Today, they discuss the recent rise in hospitalizations, travel restrictions and staying safe in restaurants.

Previewing Idaho's Plan to Reopen Schools This August

Many public schools in Idaho are only five weeks away from the scheduled first day of school, but planning how to safely open school doors during the coronavirus pandemic is uncertain at best.

As Idaho Cities Say It's Time To "Mask Up," Critics Push Back On Mandates

The City of Ketchum became the latest community to mandate face masks in public, with a 3-1 vote Monday night. Moscow, Hailey, Driggs, McCall and Boise made the move last week.

As Idaho Cities Say It's Time To "Mask Up," Critics Push Back On Mandates

What Recent SCOTUS Rulings Mean For Idaho

For the first time since 1996, the Supreme Court of the United States is issuing decisions in July. The coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of oral arguments in ten cases.

New Study Looks At Impact Of Pandemic's Decreased Traffic On Idaho Roadkill

When stay-at-home-orders went into effect in states across the U.S. to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, ecologists realized they had a perfect research opportunity to study the connection between traffic patterns and animals killed in collisions. Fraser Shilling, with the Road Ecology Lab at UC Davis, was one of those scientists.

New Study Looks At Impact Of Pandemic's Decreased Traffic On Idaho Roadkill

A Look At Police Training, Policy & Culture As Calls For Racial Justice In Idaho Continue

(This interview is the first of a two-part show about policing in Idaho. You can find the second half — on defunding the police — here. ) After the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May, people around the country been asking tough questions about policing in America — including in Idaho.

A Look At Police Training, Policy & Culture As Calls For Racial Justice In Idaho Continue

What Would Defunding The Police Look Like? Two Boise Nonprofits Consider This Question

(This interview is the second of a two-part show about policing in Idaho. You can find the first half — on the history of policing and the laws that protect officers — here .) Amid the protests against the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black people by police in the the past months and years, activists quickly formulated one central demand: Defund the police.

What Would Defunding The Police Look Like? Two Boise Nonprofits Consider This Question

Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable: July 2, 2020

On today's special Thursday edition Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable, the Mountain West News Bureau's Madelyn Beck , Idaho Ed News's Kevin Richert and BoiseDev's Don Day come together to discuss the week in news.

Boise's Story Story Night Grows Up: The First 21+ Show Of Summer Season Was A Hit

On Monday, we were joined by Jodi Eichelberger , artistic director of Boise's storytelling arts organization Story Story Night. He told us about their summer season, named Story Story Late Night for its 21+ content, which kicked off Tuesday.

Boise's Story Story Night Grows Up: The First 21+ Show Of Summer Season Was A Hit

Idaho Is Breaking COVID-19 Records. Here's What Doctors Fighting The Disease Say

Idaho Matters is joined again by our panel of medical experts to answer more of your COVID-19 questions. This week, they discuss Idaho's record-setting spike and what it means, free testing sites and contact tracing.

Idaho Is Breaking COVID-19 Records. Here's What Doctors Fighting The Disease Say

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