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Idaho Matters takes a look at the news that made headlines this week, including a bill that would change the legal definition of abortion, the impact of location on teachers' pay and why one Idaho lawmaker is saying he doesn't want to hear from anyone under the age of 18.
Dogs running off leash in the Boise Foothills can mean the death of deer and elk who winter there. Matt O'Connell with Idaho Fish and Game and he joins Idaho Matters to explain why keeping your dog on their leash is so important to big game.
Dr. David Pate, former CEO of St. Luke's Health System and current member of the Idaho Coronavirus Task Force, joins Idaho Matters to discuss the flurry of news reports after the CDC said Friday they were investigating whether the bivalent Pfizer vaccine could be linked to a higher risk of stroke in people 65 and older.
A new house subcommittee is investigating what they call the weaponization of the federal government and speaker of the house Kevin McCarthy and other republicans insist on comparing their subcommittee to the "Church Committee," the highly regarded bipartisan inquiry of the 1970s.
Last year the economy saw a steep decline in consumer sentiment, an increase in inflation and added pressure to the cost of living crisis. This year economists, like Robert Spendlove, are visiting with Idaho lawmakers to discuss these trends and provide insight into how they may change or stay the same in the coming months.
Idaho Matters takes a look at the news that made headlines this week, including new information on the University of Idaho murder investigation and a ruling from the Idaho Supreme Court on abortion laws. Our journalist panel today includes Audrey Dutton with the Idaho Capital Sun, Kevin Richert with Idaho Ed News, Kelcie Moseley-Morris with the Idaho Capital Sun and Don Day of BoiseDev.com.
Thursday morning, the Idaho Press Club hosted its legislative preview with Governor Brad Little and a panel of lawmakers, who took questions on the record about their priorities for the 2023 Idaho Legislative Session, which starts Monday.
This was a bad year for the Colorado River. The long drought in the southwest grew worse, and demand for the river's water continued to outstrip supply. States are scrambling to find some compromise and cut back on demand before 2026, when the current guidelines for the river expire, but climate change is only making that job harder, shrinking supplies with no end in sight.
Here in Idaho, and around the country, students are struggling with their mental health and schools are in short supply of professionals that are equipped to handle their needs. That's why resources like The Student and Family Assistance Program are so important.
When we think about water conservation we don't often think about schools, but that's exactly where one charity organization is focusing. Smart Rain for Smart Kids is a program committed to saving water and here in Idaho the Nampa School District has partnered with them to help in that conservation.
It's been 5 years since a gunman killed 60 people and injured hundreds more at a Las Vegas music festival. what does life look like now, for the people affected by the shootings? We wanted to share the experiences of survivors, first responders and those who lost someone.
The isolated Basque language has puzzled scholars for centuries. For many years, it was believed to only be spoken, and showed up in writing about 500 years ago. Julie Luchetta reports on a new discovery, announced in November, that has rocked the Basque community in Idaho and across the world.